“Supermoon” 11/14/16

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Last night was a “Supermoon” and it almost looked like a painting in the sky the way the clouds were formed around it.

In the picture above, you can see how bright the moon is but unfortunately, not the detail with the camera that I have. In all the pics that I took, this one being the best one,  it almost looked like a double exposure on of the moon, but it is probably a trick of light of unsteady camera at fault.

NASA advised on their website about the “Supermoon”

 

“Closest full moon to Earth since 1948. We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034.

 

The moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it’s farther away. When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon. At perigee — the point at which the moon is closest to Earth — the moon can be as much as 14 percent closer to Earth than at apogee, when the moon is farthest from our planet. The full moon appears that much larger in diameter and because it is larger shines 30 percent more moonlight onto the Earth.”

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