The supermoon of July 2013

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Did you know that 2013 has seen three supermoons so far, and all in a row (May, June and July)? Those supermoons don’t have to look much bigger than a “normal” moon and honestly, it’s hard to see a difference with the naked eye. But it still gives me the opportunity to get a few nice photographs of the full moon. And that’s what I did a few nights ago.

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The evening started out quite cloudy and the moon was covered with a big patch of clouds, even though the rest of the sky seemed pretty clear. It did make for some interesting photos of the moon behind the clouds.

Moon hiding behind the clouds
Moon hiding behind the clouds

As the night got darker, the clouds got thinner and I got to see more of the full moon.

Full moon coming out from behind the clouds
Full moon coming out from behind the clouds

The skies finally cleared up and I got a nice view of the supermoon of July 2013. If you didn’t get a chance to see it where you live, this is what it looked like.

Full moon - supermoon of July 2013
Full moon – supermoon of July 2013

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.

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