Notes on photography, books, art, politics and other miscellany. Here is currently Madison, Wisconsin
Friday, January 29, 2010
Perigee Moon: If the full moon seemed bigger and brighter than usual tonight, it was.
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.