Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hello, Super Moon

We went out to watch the full moon at perigee (explanation here) and it came up right one schedule:



It seemed just a little bigger than usual, maybe 10% at most, so I was a bit disappointed. It was much brighter, however, and the hot pink color deepened to a fiery tangerine as it reflected the sunset:



Finally it turned bright gold:



My camera stopped focusing at that point, so we'll have to try it again in eighteen years.

3 comments:

raine said...

I went out to watch it, but figured I'd just enjoy everybody else's photos instead of my own.
Your middle photo is my fav.
Absolutely gorgeous.

Charlene Teglia said...

I didn't get any pictures, but like you, what really struck me was the brightness rather than size. It really lit up the night. A beautiful thing to see.

Gaylle said...

Just beautiful!!!