12 May 2012

Full Moon Madness!

Here's some pictures I took of last weekend's Full Moon... They were calling it a "Super Moon," but this must not be the right part of the world/time of year to see it as huge as other places did. But it was still beautiful!

As EarthSky wrote, the term Super Moon actually comes from astrology, defined as "…a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, moon and sun are all in a line, with moon in its nearest approach to Earth."

For my astro-readers, this Full Moon was in Tropical Scorpio. :)

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