The moon has been spectacular this week. It is time for the supermoon … the time when the moon is the closest to the earth this year and it just happened to coincide with the summer solstice. The longest day of the year appeared to be a bit long from the light of the moon. I’m sharing a few (of many) photos that I took using various settings on my cameras. Unfortunately there is some rain moving into our area later this afternoon and overnight with foggy patches for the morning, so I’m not sure if that perfect photo opportunity will be there … but I’ll be trying.
Last night it was almost totally full. I’ve read that by 7:30 am EST on Sunday morning it will be the closest to earth. It’s reported that it will be 14% larger than normal, but the size difference will not necessarily noticeable to the human eye. The Algonquin tribes also called the June moon the strawberry moon as it signalled the harvesting of the strawberries.
Have you had your eye on the sky this week?
I imagine lots of people will be sharing moon photos on Sky Watch.
more eye on the sky photos