The full moon rises last night...
The full moon rises last night…

The term “supermoon” gets bandied about a lot by the media. The term itself is a concoction of the media and astrology, but it does refer to a true astronomical phenomenon known as a “perigee-syzygy“. This is the coincidence of the the moon being full (or new) and its perigee, or closest approach to the earth. The “supermoon” appears 14% larger and 30% brighter than your garden variety full moon. Last night’s moonrise was quite lovely, and the moon sported a coppery color dues to smoke in the atmosphere from forest fires in western Canada and the US. I took today’s shot from a favorite spot up on Texas Hill Road.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 120mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/6″ exposure.

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