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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Supermoon Saturday - On June 22rd

This photo shows a "regular" moon  versus a  supermoon.

When you take moon pictures when it is close to the horizon - you can get some very dramatic shots. 

There will a Supermoon on Saturday night. The moon orbits the earth in an elliptical orbit. So sometimes it gets closer and farther away. About 3 or 4 times a year - we have a full moon when the moon is at perigee - or its closest distance to the earth. This makes the moon appear 15% bigger and 30% brighter.

There is a bridge south of town at Panacea where during a full moon you can see the moon and sun directly lined up with the bridge. Maybe I will go there tonight to take a few pictures. 

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