Super Moon 2012

  • supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the moon’s disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term “supermoon” is not an astronomical one, but one that originated in modern astrology. The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. However, the evidence of such a link is widely held to be unconvincing.

Check out more such pictures from around the globe: –> http://mashable.com/2012/05/07/supermoon-photos-readers/
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75 responses to “Super Moon 2012

  1. The super moon has been a lively topic for posts this week … it is truly amazing. I like the way, you had a little information with that luscious photo to explain why the moon does appear to be so gigantic. Mother Nature is awesome. :)

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  7. Stunning! I had been shooting all day and when the moon came up, my battery went down. Well done!

  8. I have seen a super moon once , it’s such a beautiful sight. The picture you posted is stunning.
    Ciao, Francina

  9. I would have loved to see this oversized moon, alas it has always been cloudy so far in Colchester, UK. The moon is currently 16% larger than normal to the observer.

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  12. My family and I didn’t have a good view of the Supermoon. Too much cloud cover. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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