On May 6th & 7th, the full moon was big and bright. The biggest and brightest it has been in 18 years. This is due to the yearly spectacle of Super Moon also known as the Perigee Moon by astrologers.
Perigee Moon is the term used to describe the phenomena when the Moon orbits 14% closer to Earth and as a result to the closer proximity is 30% brighter in the sky.
In 2012, the Moon was a mere 356,955km from Earth, however this is the closest orbit of the Moon in 18 years. Certainly this phenomena lures photographers to capture the beauty of a large full moon and to also practice low light photography. Here are a few examples of photos taken of the Super Moon in 2012 over Redcliffe Jetty and Moreton Bay. The full gallery of the photos taken can be found on www.facebook.com/tealeshapcott
- Redcliffe Jetty from the Redcliffe Historical Society :: http://www.redcliffehistoricalsociety.com/id10.html
- Teale Shapcott Facebook Page with Photo Galleries :: www.facebook.com/tealeshapcott
- Your Brisbane: Past & Present – Redcliffe Jetty :: http://www.yourbrisbanepastandpresent.com/2012/04/redcliffe-jetty.html
- Wikipedia Super Moon :: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon