Monday, March 21, 2011

Did you get to see the Supermoon!?!?!

The largest full moon in more than 18 years – a so-called "supermoon" – did not disappoint eager skywatchers around the world Saturday when it rose, big and bright, into Earth's night sky.

The full moon of March was 221,565 miles (356,575 kilometers) on Saturday, March 19 just 50 minutes after it hit its full phase, making it the biggest and brightest full moon since 1993. The "supermoon" phenomenon occurred because the moon was in its full phase and just 50 minutes past perigee – the point of its orbit that brings it closer to Earth.

Below are some shots by some photographers that capture the beauty of the full moon. Check out more images at http://www.space.com/11178-supermoon-photos-2011-skywatcher-images.html



1 comment:

Bradford said...

These moon shots are extraordinary, stunning. The eye of the camera can take you into a magic universe - it is all really there, but here is another way to see it.