Friday, October 26, 2007

October Big Moon

This month's full Moon is closest of the year. About 7% closer than average. In this image the full moon rises looming like a giant orb above the roof tops of shops at Henley Square in Adelaide South Australia on 26 October 2007.

Pentax K100D 200mm. Composite of two images, one exposed for the buildings, the second for the Moon.

Moon imaged later same evening with Vivitar compact digital through Meade ETX90-EC telescope - through cirrus haze. A bit of contrast enhancement however brings it up nicely.

How imagining through the scope is done.

The near point of the Moon's orbit to Earth advances about 40 days per year so the next Big Moon season will be in mid December next year.