Sunday, July 13, 2014

July "Super Moon"

July 12th was the first of 3 "super moons" for 2014.  The super moon happens when the moon is closest to the earth (and appears larger in the sky).  Astronomers call this "perigee". Basically, its the lowest point of an orbit.

The July 12 super moon happened at 08.27 UTC (that's  02:27 Central time).  I missed shooting that night.  Ended up getting my shot July 12 at 22:32 Central (04:32 July 13th).

With all of my efforts shooting the April, "Blood Moon", I was able take this shot on my second exposure!

It has been a great year for moon-watchers.  There were 2 super moons, a "blue moon" and "blood moon" earlier in the year.  We get 2 more super moons on August 10 and September 9, 2014.

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