Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility
Originally photographed by Christopher Ness
Yesterday was the full moon while the moon was at it perigee or closet point to the Earth by nearly 16,000 miles. It is also within ten days of its furthest track north on its annual migration, making for it appearing nearly 14% larger angularly.

1 comment:

clzuhde said...

And when I left for work the past few mornings, long before sunrise, the moon was so bright you did not need a light to get around outside. The reflection off the snow was quite bright. Last night when the moon came up, it was huge and orange. Orange reflection on the snow.