Monday, March 21, 2011

The super moon

March 19th, 2011 was the first super moon in 18 years. 

NASA says, the Moon "will be around 17,000 miles (27,359 km) closer than usual as it rounds Earth in its elliptical orbit." Don't get too excited; that's still 221,567 miles (356,578 km) from Earth, so it's not exactly "close." The effect of this change of distance is that the Full Moon will be appear 14% bigger than usual. 

 The kids, Kevin and I went outside and looked at it.  It was beautiful and you could see more detail but I think we expected it to look quite a bit larger.  We took a bunch of pictures of it and had a couple turn out pretty good!



31 comments:

Scather said...

Wow, beautiful!
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Lynette said...

Cool picture...but if you tint it green it would look like a watermelon...ok I know I am crazed.

Territory Mom said...

Great photos. My photos of the moon never turn out so I didn't bother. I knew someone would have a great photo. It was pretty big and bright at our house. At MIL's just 10 miles away they said it started out orange, not sure about that though. Anyway it was a fun evening. Glad your family enjoyed it too.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

We looked for it, with no luck. It think it was too cloudy. Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

That's great that you and your family went out to see the super moon. Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for visiting me! Have a great week.

Marcy said...

It WAS so beautiful. It was yellow hear in the desert, with all the dirt hazeyness, but it was still amazing! Great Pics!

:)
Marcy

Shalyn said...

That is so neat- love your photos!

Mommy said...

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KY Klips said...

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Ellen said...

Great pictures. I didn't know that the huge moon was called a supermoon!

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Cathy Kennedy said...

Yay, isn't this amazing? You taking a peek at the night sky made me think of our kiddos when they were small. We drove to the mountains to see a Halley's and Hale-Bopp in the late 90s. That was so much fun!

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Leetah East said...

Beautiful when it's that close isn't it? I saw it myself that night. So awe inspiring.

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Cranberry Morning said...

Great photos! Too cloudy here to see the moon, but the next night it came up and was so bright it was eerie! Thanks for visiting Cranberry Morning! So nice to have you along. :-)

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Melissa From Silver Lining Reflections said...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog. I just love the photos of the moon. It was beautiful wasn't it?

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christy said...

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Greenacremama said...

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Anonymous said...

Right? I thought it was going to be sooo much bigger too. Looked the same as it always did to me. Thanks for stopping by my site, I'm a new google friend.

Mama on a Green Mission said...

Nice! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm now your newest follower! :)

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Gillian said...

It was my birthday on the night of the "super" moon. I agree with everything you said about its mildly disappointing display.

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Hannah said...

Thank you for being my 100th follower :)

I awarded the "stylish blogger award" to you!

and returned to follow favor :)

Ashera said...

Hi
I'm a follower from Fab friend hop. Now following you. Hoping you would follow back

~Alfie~ said...

Wonderful photos! Following you from Fab Friends TH Blog Hop. Please stop by.
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Apron Senorita said...

Hi , excited to find your blog through blog hopping. I’m your new follower!

Come on over for a visit.
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VintageLovingMom said...

Hi! Love the blog. I'm following back from the blog hop.

Thanks, Crystal

docmench said...

With a bit of trivia and photo this post is just enough to be informative. The enlarged photo seems like a view from a telescope. Nice one.

spearmint baby said...

your photos turned out FANTASTIC!! i wish i had discovered your blog sooner so i could have taken a look :)

p.s. found you on the blog hop! i'm your newest follower ;)) shari
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