Super Moon or Perigee Moon over Redcliffe

| May 8, 2012 | Comments

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

Rising Super Moon over Moreton Bay May 7th, 2012

Dusk over Moreton Bay often produces pink and blue colours in the sky. The Super Moon appears orange as it rises out the clouds. © Teale Shapcott

Super Moon over Moreton Bay May 7th, 2012 © Teale Shapcott

Super Moon over Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe QLD © Teale Shapcott

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Teale Shapcott is a multidisciplinary User Experience expert passionate about making websites, software and intranets easy to use and engaging for people. Teale’s career has spanned 16 years of design experience moving from graphic / web design to user interface design to designing processes and customer experience for corporate intranets. Teale enjoys weaving together different disciplines and perspectives together to solve complex design problems. When she isn’t busy designing great experiences, Teale can be found, camera in hand, looking for beauty, inspiration and fresh perspectives.