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Supersize Me!

  • Posted March 20, 2011 by Jeff Cornish in Sky. Viewed 3972 times

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These were taken from Grosse lle, Michigan as the moon rose over Windsor Ontario, Canada.

The largest full moon in more than 18 years ?? a so-called “supermoon” ?? did not disappoint eager skywatchers around the world Saturday when it rose, big and bright, into Earth's night sky.

The full moon of March was 221,565 miles (356,575 kilometers) on Saturday, March 19 just 50 minutes after it hit its full phase, making it the biggest and brightest full moon since 1993. The “supermoon” phenomenon occurred because the moon was in its full phase and just 50 minutes past perigee ?? the point of its orbit that brings it closer to Earth.

Saturday's full moon appeared 14 percent larger and 30 percent bigger than the smallest full moons Earth sees. Source: Space.com

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    • # Snowpie

      OHH WOW! We had this moon in Germany aswell. Great captures! Thanks for sharing, I was angry I didn't have my camera ready, but you helped me there. Thanks!

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    • # Ray

      Beautiful!! I missed the rising. I didn't realize it was going to be so spectacular.

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    • # David Cardona

      Beautiful selection of her sheltering pale face beautifully coloured here! I added first one into my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

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    • # Jacki

      Oops, forgot I wanted to ask what you were doing at Grosse Ile?? (being from Ann Arbor up until 4 months ago)

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    • # Gregg Maretka

      wow...i think you got the best shots of these for sure ... shouls tag it "superfullmoon". And you should tag it "superfullmoon" so all can see your shots and you can check out others....you got the winner so far !!

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    • # Marsha

      Wonderful, Jeff! I was out last night trying to capture it...not easy to get the quality of shots you did! Love the moonglow on the water in the last one...

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    • # Darlene Foster

      Great shots of it! A lot of us were standing outdoors somewhere in the world to see this. You were lucky to have a clear view.

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