Monday, October 31, 2011

Full Moon Photograph - Supermoon of March 2011

Do you remember that night?  The night where everyone was in expectation because something special would be in effect; something we would have the privilege of witnessing only a few times in our lifetime.  Do you remember now?  No.  It wasn't an eclipse, and no, it wasn't a flying saucer...  It was when our beautiful luminary, our moon would be a "Supermoon" as astrologer Richard Nolle coined it.

Interesting facts about that particular night of March 19th, 2011:  Usually, the moon passes by the earth every orbital cycle at a distance of 364,397 km, but on that night of March 19th, the moon was much closer at a distance of 356,577 making the moon appear much larger and brighter in the sky.

Being from Eastern Canada, I had anxiously watched as it slowly, but steadily climbed up over the horizon,  as if a giant lampadary, illuminating everything for miles.

The first thing I did was gather up my camera gear and tripod and headed for the back yard.  After setting everything up, I was able to capture one of nature's incredible phenomenons, both beautiful and awe inspiring!!  I've decided to share this beautiful photograph with you.  Please click here for more details.

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