Real-time Earth and Moon phase

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Super full moon

According to this news item:

“A supermoon is when the moon will come to its closest point in its orbit around the earth for the entire year,” says Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute. 
The moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal as it swings closer to Earth than usual.
It was supposed to be cloudy last night and it was.  But around 10:30 pm the cloud opened up somewhat and the moon brightly appeared and I was able to captured the supermoon of 2013 successfully!


I guess moon always holding plenty of romantic notions for human mind ever since ancient times, even after the Apollo lunar mission and Astronaut Neil Armstrong landed the mankind's giant leap on the moon, we still like to keep some of the mystics from our childhood fancy.  Somehow for me, looking at that bright super moon last night, for a brief moment, remembering those long faded childhood dreams, I feel young again!


P.S.

This World of Science Facebook page here has the super full moon image from all around the world.  Enjoy!




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