Supersize Me!

by Jeff Cornish March. 20, 2011 4142 views

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 6 years, 7 months ago

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!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ray King 6 years, 7 months ago

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

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David Cardona 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Carolinesimone 6 years, 7 months ago

lucky you . . . I had cloud :(

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 6 years, 7 months ago

Wow, excellent shots!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Trish 6 years, 7 months ago

you captured it really well...bravo

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 6 years, 7 months ago

Awesome! Really love the last one. :)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Claire 6 years, 7 months ago

beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Alison May 6 years, 7 months ago

Love them all, really nice shots #5 is stunning

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jacki 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jacki 6 years, 7 months ago

Nicely done... especially 2 & 3!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Armando 6 years, 7 months ago

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYJ4Cu2sSCQ]Lua (Moon) - Pedro Abrunhosa[/url]

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 6 years, 7 months ago

Lovely, Jeff! (as is your new avatar!)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 6 years, 7 months ago

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 !!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 7 months ago

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...

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 7 months ago

And there was cloud over North Wales!
You were so lucky and got some great shots Jeff.
I love #2

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 6 years, 7 months ago

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.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 7 months ago

Windsor looks great under these supermoon super shots!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 7 months ago

Great shots

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ricardo 6 years, 7 months ago

and it looks amazing!
wow! ;)

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