Rare Full Moon, Rare "Supermoon"
Taken March 20, 2011 at 12:44AM
This Supermoon is so-called as the biggest full moon in 18 years with an increase of around 15% than the normal and brighter than the regular full moon with 20-30% more light. This Supermoon made its closest approach just 221,566 miles (356,577 kilometers) away from Earth, according to NASA. The last time the full moon approached so close to Earth was in March 1993.
As a regular moon watcher, I never wanted to miss this rare event and waited for the sky to clear to catch a glimpse of this rare beauty outside my living room window! Unfortunately I didn’t had the chance to shoot this moon earlier supposedly viewed better along the horizon before it rose into the sky because it was cloudy and drizzling. It looks a lot bigger which what they call an “illusion” to the eye.
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