December 2017 Supermoon

Nice =) as usual love the pic with the bird ❤

rambling ratz

December 3rd 2017 saw the only Supermoon (perigee syzygy) of 2017. Photo of moon

Regular readers will know that I have a difficult relationship with moon photography, but that doesn’t stop me making yet another attempt and sharing the results, no matter how ropey.Photo of moon

The elliptical path the moon takes around the Earth sometimes brings it closer to us, this is the meaning of the term perigee. When it coincides with a full moon, it is known as a Supermoon. Syzygy is the Greek term for « yoked together » and refers to the Sun, the Moon and the Earth being aligned; we see a full or a new moon when this occurs.Photo of moon

A supermoon appears slightly larger and brighter than a regular moon, though it is difficult to discern the difference.Photo of moon

There will be two supermoons in January 2018 on the 1st and the 31st. The latter will also be a blue moon (the…

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