Going for a short wander down the garden late last night, I could not help but see the amazing moon – so large and bright! Although I am not an astronomer, and don’t have a telescope with a camera, the sight of the moon behind one of the trees in the garden was so beautiful that I just had to photograph the view – and of course the moon itself! It’s the first time I have ever taken a photo’ that so clearly shows the craters on the moon (click on the image for a larger version!).
I discovered this morning that this phenomenon is know as a “perigee supermoon”, and it occurs as a result of the elliptical orbit of the moon around the earth. Apparently, there are going to be five such moons in 2014, with the next being on 10th August!