Supermoon Pics

Posted on: 4:58 pm, May 4, 2012, by , updated on: 12:33pm, June 24, 2013

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  • My daughter and I went out to shot some pictures of the supermoon - Supermoon shot using iPhone 4

  • Taken with a Canon EOS 30D with a 75-300 zoom lens.

  • Taken in Tucson, Arizona near Catalina Mountains on June 22, 2013. © Thomas W. Eyler - Rana Imaging - 2013

  • Morning of June 23, 2013 © Thomas W. Eyler - Rana Imaging - 2013

  • Supermoon on June 22, 2013 over Rancho Cucamonga, California

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  • Wind was blowing in the Coachella Valley and the view of the moon was seen through dust kicked up by the wind. Don C. Garcia Retired Probation Officer Indio, CA.

  • Taken through my telescope on Friday. 2013.06.21 - Bethlehem PA

  • AROUND 2 AM

  • Who needs the Hubble when you have a camera phone?

  • Taken at 12:17am on June 23, 2013 in Monmouth,IL

  • Supermoon 6-23-13 photo from Gregory Tapis

  • Supermoon photo 6-23-13 from Gregory Tapis

  • Supermoon 6-23-13 photo from Cindy Anderson

  • Supermoon at Leach Park 6-23-13 photo from Cindy Anderson

  • Supermoon at Buffalo Shores campground 6-23-13 photo from Breanna Parker

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The moon was about as close as possible to Earth, making it appear bigger and brighter than the average full moon Saturday evening, May 5, 2012.

The so-called “supermoon” happens when the moon turns full and it is at its closest approach to earth at 221,802 miles away.  The combination of the two effects results in a supermoon.

NASA says the supermoon May 5 would appear up to 16 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a usual full moon.   Unusually high and low tides are expected in the days surrounding the supermoon.

The bright moonlight might make it more difficult to see the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which is also peaking at the same time.  NASA still predicted up to 60 of the brightest meteors will still be visible each hour Saturday night into early Sunday.  The Eta Aquarid meteor shower happens when the Earth passes through a stream of debris left behind by the famed Halley’s comet, and will be visible until May 28.

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