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Super Moon

Published May 8th, 2012

Last Saturday (2012-05-05) was the night of the Super Moon. The following is taken from a story on

"Supermoons occur when the moon's closest approach to the Earth — known as perigee — coincides with a full moon. The moon has an elliptical orbit with one side about 50,000 kilometres closer than the other. The perigee and the full moon occured within a minute of each other Saturday night (at about 11:35 p.m. ET), and the moon seemed as much as 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than other full moons this year, NASA said."

Well, I did not stay out that late, but I was there when the moon rose over the unfortunately overcast horizon. The silhouette picture was taken on Saturday night sometime after moon rise.

The other two pictures were taken the night before. I was going to take pictures of the nearly full moon, but when I arrived, the clouds had moved in. Luckily, the cloud cover gave me a spectacular sky to work with.

Moon lit

  • May 4th, 2012
  • Nikon D7000
  • 16mm / f/5.6 / 20 sec


  • May 4th, 2012
  • Nikon D7000
  • 11mm / f/5.6 / 10 sec

¡ Silhouette

Just after moon rise on the night of the super moon.

  • May 5th, 2012
  • Nikon D7000
  • 20mm / f/2.8 / 1.3 sec

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Tanguero Photography  about 5 years ago

Thank you, Aaron.

Aaron Small  about 5 years ago

Beautiful pictures!