big moon

big moon

..well, here i am gazing up at the dark skies again.. 😀 wifey *mwah* told me about this (read below) around 10PM last night so i hunkered out in the cold to get some shots.. ’twas pretty fun.. 🙂

..from yahoo

The full moon Friday night will be the biggest one of the year as Earth’s natural satellite reaches its closest point to our planet.

Earth, the moon and the sun are all bound together by gravity, which keeps us going around the sun and keeps the moon going around us as it goes through phases. The moon makes a trip around Earth every 29.5 days. But the orbit is not a perfect circle.

The moon’s average distance from us is about 238,855 miles (384,400 km). Friday night it will be just 221,560 miles (356,567 km) away. It will be 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than some other full moons during the year, according to NASA.

EXIF information
model Canon EOS 40D
exposureTime 1/200 s
fnumber f/11.0
focalLength 280
13. December 2008, 00:00 hide details Posted in: Nature, Nightscape, Photos Tagged with: ,

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  1. wowowow! and more and near? can t you?

    veraDecember 13th, 2008 at 02:02
  2. Nice shot, I was out and snapped a couple myself.. after all it supposed to be shit close only every 15 years or so 🙂

    IvarDecember 13th, 2008 at 02:44
  3. really great man… it’s cloudy here, at least that’s my excuse 🙂

    Elaine-December 13th, 2008 at 04:56
  4. Very neat. nice details.

    NickDecember 13th, 2008 at 05:29
  5. awesome!!!!!

    crashDecember 13th, 2008 at 10:32
  6. Very impressive!

    Ashish SidaparaDecember 13th, 2008 at 13:22
  7. Excellent Rian, years ago astronomy was one of my favorite hobbies. This is a perfectly exposed shot of the moon, not an easy thing to do. Great job!

    John MaslowskiDecember 13th, 2008 at 13:48
  8. Rian I don’t have words, a perfect moon!

    cashondeoDecember 13th, 2008 at 13:50
  9. The bright side of the moon… Impressive!

    LGBDecember 13th, 2008 at 14:36
  10. Hope you and the wifey are doing well, and also the moon too lol. =D

    LiangDecember 13th, 2008 at 14:45
  11. je vois Tintin à droite 😉

    lasiateDecember 13th, 2008 at 19:05
  12. i know i say that a lot of photographs are cool – but they are. this one is really cool. i like how dusty the moon looks here.

    micheleDecember 13th, 2008 at 19:14
  13. Excellent moon shot. Very sharp and clear !

    cakoDecember 13th, 2008 at 20:34
  14. Amazing! shot. Especially with a 280mm lens. Yowza. I had heard about that — someone told me it would be an awesome night to get a shot. Glad you were able to.

    joeDecember 13th, 2008 at 21:03
  15. So it wasn’t my imagination that the moon looked so big last night. Excellent shot.

    SeanDecember 13th, 2008 at 22:56
  16. I missed it because of early clouds here. You got a really nice shot. A LOT of detail!! Great job. Worth the cold.

    Michael PaulisonDecember 13th, 2008 at 23:52
  17. Talk about shooting for the moon:-) Incredible!

    sherriDecember 14th, 2008 at 01:48
  18. il ne manque plus que les petits hommes verts !

    rem_laDecember 14th, 2008 at 02:19
  19. Very nice big moon, thanks 😉

    LaurentDecember 14th, 2008 at 06:35
  20. Fantastic, really sharp and clear, perfect!

    Joaquin AriasDecember 14th, 2008 at 07:30
  21. A fine moon shot. I had it on my calendar, but the skies did not cooperate! 🙂 So, I get to enjoy it vicariously through you fine photography!

    donDecember 14th, 2008 at 09:29
  22. Wow, great and near and big and fantastic!!!!

    RolfDecember 14th, 2008 at 13:26
  23. Moon has become the destination human. Extraordinary / / Regards from Yogyakarta City Indonesia //

    Bram AntarejaDecember 15th, 2008 at 22:29

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