Tonight was a really interesting evening for those who love observing or photographing the Moon. It was passing by with lowest radius since the year 1948 and thus is the largest since then. I was really excited when I heard about this yesterday and knew I had to take some photos myself.
The so-called “supermoon” reached its closest point located some 365,500 km from the Earth in the outer space. That is the smallest distance in the last 69 years. It was 14% larger and about 30% brighter than average. The term “supermoon” means that a full moon occurs when the Moon is located at its perigee, a spot on its eliptical trajectory closest to the Earth and thus making it significantly brighter and larger. It was computed that the next supermoou will occur on November 25 2034. Continue reading “Supermoon photography”