Last night, Sunday was the largest full moon of the year.
Supermoon’s occur because the moon’s path around Earth is elliptical. Distances between the two bodies vary from 225,622 miles at the closest approach — known as perigee — to 252,088 miles at the most distant point, called apogee. When the full moon happens at perigee, the moon is about 15% larger and 30% brighter than at apogee. Being closer and full, the moon will lead to the highest tides of the year. It is also a ‘solstitial moon’, which means it will be at the southern most in it’s orbit.
While some predict disastrous tides, earthquakes and even humans experiencing lunacy, it will just be a very bright summer evening. Though, right now I’m beginning to lose my mind. I’m taking my camera and heading outside to photograph the moon.
Nikon D800 w/ 500mm f/4 Nikkor w/2x Converter