May’s Magnificent ‘Supermoon’
With news of Saturday night’s ‘Supermoon’, I knew I would get a great chance to have some fun with a bit of night photography. A technique I have yet to gain much experience in and need to practice. However, I showed up to the party a bit late. The best time to see HOW amazing this moon can be, is when it still touches the horizon. The closer to the horizon the larger it looks. Nevertheless, I was still able to get some nice shots.
On May 5th, skywatchers around the world witnessed the largest full moon of the year. This was amazingly due to “a fluke of orbital timing,” according to Discovery News.The last supermoon was on March 19, 2011, when the moon was approximately 248 miles (400 km) closer to Earth than it was on Saturday night. On average, the Earth-moon distance is about 230,000 miles (384,400 km).
I hope you enjoy my photographs of the magnificent May moon in all its glory. I most certainly need more practice taking photos after dark, a skill that takes much finesse.
For photos of the ‘Supermoon’ from around the World visit Space.com.
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