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May 6, 2012

Every 18 years or so the moon reaches a point in its orbit that is exactly opposite the earth from the sun, and is also at the spot in its elliptical orbit that is closest to the earth. This makes for the largest possible visible size of the full moon, and is called the “supermoon”. It’s not a dramatic size increase from normal…about the difference between a nickel and a quarter held a foot from your eyes. It was a nice sight however and worthy of taking a shot. I don’t think I can wait till 2030 to get another opportunity.

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  1. May 25, 2012 5:22 pm

    Didn’t see this one before, and I have to tell you how amazing it is Frank.
    Outstanding job.

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