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Old Mar 19, 2011, 8:46 PM   #1
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Just went out on my deck to check out the "supermoon"... looks pretty much like a regular moon, but I guess it's a pretty cool astrological occurrence, for those who are into that stuff.

"Supermoons occur every time a perigee the point of the moon's orbit at which it is closest to the Earth and a syzygy (a full or new moon) are aligned, according to NASA."

There were people talking about how the earthquake, tsunami, etc. are linked to this, but of course there's no real scientific basis.

Here is one of a few pics I snapped. Even though the moon is very bright tonight - superbright, if you will - it's a pretty dark shot because I wasn't using a tripod, so I had the exposure at like 1/3200...

(The eclipse back in December was significantly more interesting to me)

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Old Mar 19, 2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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Mmm, scary stuff (tsunami and earthquake). Quite sharp for handheld - well done.
Funny how we get a different view of the moon in Oz!
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Old Mar 20, 2011, 3:31 PM   #3
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G'day Evo

Accepting your offer to share images in this thread...
here's my moon from the great land from downunder - but taken some time ago as we're covered in heavy cloud at the moment


Fuji FinePix S5000 at 22x zoom [roughly 560mm equiv]

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