This Year on may 05 we all had a chance to see the “Super Moon”. Super Moon ? here we let you know what is Super moon.
A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the moon’s disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term “supermoon” is not an astronomical one, but one that originated in modern astrology.
he name SuperMoon was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, arbitrarily defined as:
…a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, The term supermoon is not used within the astronomical community, which use the term perigee-syzygy or perigee moon. Perigee is the point at which the Moon is closest in its orbit to the Earth, and syzygy is a full or new moon, when the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are aligned.
The combined effect of the Sun and Moon on the Earth’s oceans, the tide, is greatest when the Moon is either new or full. At lunar perigee the tidal force is somewhat stronger, resulting in perigean spring tides. But even at its most powerful this force is still relatively weak causing tidal differences of inches at most.
We also featured last year Super moon photography for inspiration.
Full moon at its closest pass 19. march 2011. Please take your time to view this large on black background.Nikon d90 with the 70-300mmAF-S ED VR at 300mm, slightly cropped and tuned in adobe RAW. Unsharp mask to accenuate the lit branches. f16 – 3 seconds exposure
Mow Cop with the moon at its closest pass in 18 years at 356,577 kilometers (221,567 miles) away from earth.
This is one shot taken with a Canon EOS 1D, 500mm f/4 + 2X converter.
It was shot 1.6 miles away from Mow Cop on the A34 between Congleton and Stoke on Trent.
Not satisfied with these photography ? i bet you did – anyway try some other photography of super moon in flickr
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