Monday, May 14, 2012

Consider yourself mooned.

  On May 5th, 2012 the Moon reached perigee and we were treated to a special view. 

For those less techinical, the Moon actually orbits in an oval around the Earth, not a circle.  That means that at any time the Moon is moving back and forth in distance from the Earth and the percieved size of the Moon changes with that distance.

On May the 5th the Moon reached the closest point in its orbit AND was at full, which has not happened in a long time.

I happen to have close friends who are also shutter bugs and who have access to the roof of a large building that is several stories tall and sits on top of a hill.  This leads to some beautiful shots of the moon.  My only regret is that my skills with the new camera do not to the moment justice and I am still learning to use photo processing tools to make the shot even better. Still waiting to find out how crazy things got while the Moon was full.

At least this moon wasn't hairy. ;)



Ted said...

Don't sell yourself short. That is a great shot.

Malikont said...

Thanks, I am still working out how to get the clouds AND the Moon in the picture.