Monday, June 24, 2013
...Perigee-Syzygy...Hoo ha ha!
Yesterday (June 23rd, 2013), we had what's called a Supermoon appear in our night sky, lighting it up with it's ethereal glow and seemingly thirty (30) percent larger size. This phenomenon had actually been visible for the preceding few days, but it reached it's zenith on Sunday.
A description taken from a Wikipedia page describing this event "A 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 lunar disk as seen from Earth. " The full article can be read here: Supermoon
I tried capturing this with my readily available camera equipment with little luck, but my old friend Eddie McKeon managed to capture it in this nicely framed shot (while you can't quite make out the detail of the moon, you can tell that hamsters are running double-time providing extra wattage to light that sucker up):
As an aside, support Eddie and his NJ Road Dogs Bike Team's fight against Multiple Sclerosis here:
NJ Road Dogs Bike Team
If your reading this, then I hope you'll donate some money!