Monday, June 24, 2013

Supermoon over Jarowair 23 June 2013

Last Night we witnessed the Supermoon over our patch. Although it was mostly covered in cloud, it was still blindingly bright and beautiful. Though the binoculars it was truly amazing.  These are a few of the photos that I took of this great event.

Supermoon over Jarowair 23 June 2013

More About the Supermoon:

"Set to peak on Sunday, June 23, the 2013 supermoon is noteworthy not only for the remarkable sight it will present to skywatchers but also because it will be the largestsupermoon this year.
Also known as a perigee moon, the event occurs when a full moon lines up with the Earth and the sun at a specific point in its orbit, called the lunar perigee. That's the point at which the moon is nearest to Earth as it traces its elliptical path around our planet.
Since it's closer to us, the moon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual. Coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, the term "supermoon"essentially means a bigger and brighter full moon.
But what makes Sunday's supermoon so special?

While skywatchers will be able to spot another supermoon in July, the moon will not be this close again until August 2014."

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