Friday, 28 June 2013

SUPERMOON RISING

Last Sunday evening we went over to the Darebin Parklands in order to see the supermoon rising. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term "supermoon" is not astronomical, but originated in modern astrology. The moon will not be so close again until August 10, 2014. Supermoons occur about once every 14 full moons in a full moon cycle.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.





6 comments:

  1. Pretty captures of the Super Moon! The third shot is my favorite! Happy skywatching!

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  2. Great spot to see it rise.

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  3. Looks like you had company capturing the moon-rise. Well done!!

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  4. Wow! That's truly spectacular.

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  5. Great captures, Nick. Thanks for sharing.

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