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Monday, November 14, 2016

Planetary Photography - 11-14-2016 - The Closest Supermoon Since 1948!

On the evening of November 14th, the distance between the centers of Luna and Earth were at their smallest distance for the year: approximately 221,524 miles apart. This is the closest that the moon and Earth have been since January 26, 1948 -- the closest and largest supermoon (perigee full moon) in a period of 86 years! 

I was able to capture an amazing image of the super full moon rising over the treetops in the eastern sky. I was also blessed to have good weather to take this awesome shot. Good thing too, the next supermoon to come this close to Earth won't happen again for another 18 years on November 25, 2034.  

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