Super Moon Full

 

Over the weekend there was a super full moon.  Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit. It is an ellipse with one side (perigee) about 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other (apogee).  Nearby perigee moons are about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser moons that occur on the apogee side of the Moon’s orbit.  The full Moon of March 19th occurs less than one hour away from perigee–a near-perfect coincidence1that happens only 18 years or so. [source]

These were taken with a Canon SX10 IS

Super Full Moon 20110318T204225: 1/400, ISO 200, f5.7, exposure bias -2 (self timer)

Super Full Moon 20110318T204121: 1/125, ISO 100, f5.7, exposure bias -2 (self timer)

Super Full Moon 20110318T204049: 1/320, ISO 200, f5.7, exposure bias -2

Have a look at some of the other pictures of the moon from around the world here: http://www.universetoday.com/84233/your-pictures-of-the-super-full-moon/

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