Supermoon 2013

I am a little late on the whole “Supermoon” phenom. But while I was checking out the pictures that were posted, But here is one that I really liked.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Supermoon! Amazing pictures of the solar system’s best lunar show this weekend

  • The moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal during this year’s ‘supermoon’
  • The moon will be about 222,000 miles from Earth

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 09:54 EST, 23 June 2013

Updated: 10:57 EST, 23 June 2013

Prepare to howl.

The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky today as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual.

The supermoon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 per cent brighter than normal – the outcome of a cosmic quirk as the moon orbits within about 222,000 miles (357,000 kilometers) of our planet.

Some viewers may think the shining orb looks more dazzling, but it’s actually an optical illusion.

The glowing disc is simply larger on the horizon next to trees and buildings.

But don’t worry if you missed it. The supermoon’s effect should still linger until at least Tuesday.

Supermoon - NASA 

I am so glad that the Daily Mail added the graphic from the NASA to explains what causes a supermoon.

 

Supermoon in Von Ormy, Texas by Sylvia Garza

Supermoon in Von Ormy, Texas by Sylvia Garza

And I even tried to get a picture of the Supermoon in Von Ormy. Texas. Now, I was using my cell phone so the picture isn’t the greatest. And it was reallylate and dark out when I took the picture. And living in South Texas, I have this thing about the chupacabra and being outside at night. Any little noise I hear, I am sure it’s the chupacabra waiting for me. I know, it’s a folktale, but when in Rome.

 

 So, until the next Supermoon in August 10, 2014.

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