After a successful concert this evening I drove home and marvelled at the size and brightness of the moon as I did so. According to NASA
it’s a ‘perigee moon’, and we haven’t seen it this large in the sky since March 1993. As well as appearing larger than usual apparently it’s also 30% brighter than when the moon is at the other end of its cycle and it certainly seemed that way when I photographed it. Despite the sky being pitch black (and thankfully cloud-free) I shot this at one five-hundredth of a second and I didn’t need to use a high ISO either. I’ve had to crop this heavily as I can only muster 280mm of lens but I was just pleased the weather cooperated to let me photograph it at all!