Friday, January 29, 2010

Perigee Moon: If the full moon seemed bigger and brighter than usual tonight, it was.

Perigee Moon
Nice night for vampires and werewolves. If the full moon seemed bigger and brighter than usual tonight, it was -- 14% larger and a full 30% brighter than your average moon. It's the perigee moon -- the time in its elliptical orbit that it's closest to the earth, as opposed to apogee, when it's the farthest.

Tech Note: Two exposures, one for the moon, another for the sky and trees.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perigee! I have a picture of the thing coming in the restaurant window like a lamp post outside. May yet make it onto YIP.

Anonymous said...

we had BeeYouTeeFull viewing conditions last night in Crisp and Clear 7F temperatures here in SW Michigan for the First Full Moon of 2010 !!!

This being the first full moon of 2010, it is also known as the wolf moon, a moniker dating back to Native American culture and the notion that hungry wolves howled at the full moon on cold winter nights.

Luna was HUGE and BRIGHT and OH SO CLOSE !!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100129/sc_space/biggestandbrightestfullmoonof2010tonight