Macro Monday: The supermoon of June 2013

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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

Technically this photo is a zoom and not a macro but I really wanted to take the opportunity to share it with you. I took it on June 21, 2013, when the moon was almost full and was supposed to be the supermoon of 2013. I actually tried to take a photo of the full moon on Saturday and then again on Sunday, when the moon was supposed to be at its fullest. But there was obviously some haze or cloud cover between me and the moon and the surface of the moon wasn’t very sharp. So here’s an almost full supermoon, also called a perigee moon. I love being able to capture so many moon details, including the craters on the bottom part. By the way, I used my brand new Canon Powershot SX280 HS camera for this picture, with a 20x optical zoom. I already love this camera!

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Full Moon – Perigee Super Moon

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Update: This photo of a full moon is now featured in the month of October in my 2013 photo calendar, for sale on Zazzle.

I took this photo of a full moon on May 5, 2012. On that day, the moon was about 10% than a usual full moon. This phenomenon is called a Perigee Super Moon.

I was glad the sky was mostly cloud free so I could take a few good photos. I’m really happy with the way the photos I took turned out. The moon really is a beautiful place.

Click on the photo of the full moon for a larger view.

Photo of Perigee Super Moon on May 5, 2012
Photo of Perigee Super Moon on May 5, 2012