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.
August 11, 2014 at 8:10 am
This works as you have anchored it to the landscape – a beauty
August 11, 2014 at 8:53 am
Thanks Scott. It was a lovely evening!