Sunday, March 20, 2011

Super Moon

The Super Moon as viewed in Western North Carolina
The rise of the super moon last night was a bit of a bust here because of heavy cloud cover; however, an hour or so after sunset, the moon beam burst through the clouds.

Last night was special because the moon was at perigee -- its shortest distance from the Earth. The last "super" moon was 18 years ago. If you were lucky enough to see the moon rise last evening -- it was probably an awesome sight.  According to astronomers, the "super" moon was about 20 percent brighter and 15 percent bigger than a regular full moon.

Did you get a good glimpse of the "super" moon?  If so, please share your photos!
The Super Moon over Athens. (Photographer: Anthony Ayiomamitis)

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