Saturday, March 19, 2011

Moonageddon


Moonageddon, originally uploaded by Michael.Sutton.

I went down to the beach tonight hoping to photograph the moon, unfortunately the only moons I could manage were the coloured Bokeh moons through the windscreen of my car in the pouring rain, oh well, Ill head down there again in 18-20 years time and try once again.

Romantics, werewolves and other moon-gazers are in for a treat this weekend as they witness the biggest full moon seen in nearly 20 years.

But experts are discounting predictions of earthquakes associated with the event.

The moon's orbit is elliptical, and as it follows its path one side of the ellipse, known as perigee, passes about 50,000 kilometres closer than the on the other side - apogee.

A perigee full moon appears around 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than an apogee full moon.

The last time the full moon was so big and close to Earth was in March 1993.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011