The full “Beaver” moon rising over Mt. Ira Allen

Tonight’s full “Beaver” moon (so-called by Northeast Native Americans and Colonial Americans) is an honest-to-goodness “super moon”. The moon is at perigee today (its closest postion to the earth in its eliptical orbit) and closer than it’s been in January 26, 1948. It’s some 14% larger and 30% brighter than at apogee. Thin clouds were starting to drift in as I took this shot, so the definition and colors are a bit altered.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 400, f/13, 1/20″ exposure.