Sky at Night - markhumpage
Perigee full moon from Friday January 29th 2010. The biggest full moon of the year. Astronomers call it a "perigee Moon," because it some 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons of the year. The Moon's orbit around Earth is not a circle but an ellipse, with one side 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other. Astronomers call the point of closest approach "perigee," and that is where the Moon will be Friday 29th night through Saturday 30th morning. Olympus E3, 90-250mm, x2 TC, F10, 1/250s, ISO 100

Perigee full moon from Friday January 29th 2010. The biggest full moon of the year. Astronomers call it a "perigee Moon," because it some 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons of the year. The Moon's orbit around Earth is not a circle but an ellipse, with one side 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other. Astronomers call the point of closest approach "perigee," and that is where the Moon will be Friday 29th night through Saturday 30th morning. Olympus E3, 90-250mm, x2 TC, F10, 1/250s, ISO 100

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