Sunday, May 6, 2012

Super moon!!

Super moon (full moon at perigee)
What: Full moon last night was just incredible.

Ecological notes: The moon has an eliptical orbit and last night it was the closest that it will be this year (called the perigee). The super moon appears 30% brighter than normal and about 12% larger than normal. Rising over the Greens, the swollen moon dominated the horizon. The light altocumulus clouds were glowing and it was actually hard to take a picture and pull any detail out of the moon because it was so bright.

Where: I took the time lapse photos from my house in Burlington.

Other notes: There will be a partial solar eclipse on the new moon (May 20th).

1 comment:

  1. the time lapse is amazing Teage!! so awesome to watch it throughout the day