Sunday, March 20, 2011

Perigrean moon

If I've got my terminology right, is bigger, and the moon is bigger now than it has been for 18 years, and than it will be for the next 18.  The moon's orbit is eliptical, and so sometimes it's closer than others.  Now it's close.  Here's a far more coherent explanation, should you want it.

Yesterday, I am told, was the best day to view it, and by happy circumstance I got the chance to, and today as well, from home with a camera!  SOoooooo




Happy moon viewing!

12 comments:

mmichele said...

Wow. We had a cloudy night. I was disappointed. Your photos make up for it!

oreneta said...

If it clears up, it should still look pretty good for a while...I think.

Tya said...

beautiful pics! :D

elpadawan said...

so nice! Unfortunately, I'm not so good with my camera, the pictures I took didn't turn out so well :(

oreneta said...

Tya..thanks!

ElP...called a tripod..infact I have a gorilla pod, that's a trademark, which I love.....makes a difference. Matters more that you saw it than that you have a pic anyway, no?

Helen said...

Lovely photos

oreneta said...

Thanks! Yours of Cordoba were delightful as well, we had one short day and really only saw the mezquita...we'll have to go back!

kate said...

Very cool!

I love the new blog header photo as well.

oreneta said...

Thanks!!!!! It was a great walk, and a beautiful moon.

Trish said...

Wow, those are fantastic shots!

oreneta said...

Did you get to read it?

oreneta said...

...duh...
that would be see it?

Did you get to see it?