Saturday, December 13, 2008

Moonrise Friday December 12, 2008

The largest full moon of 2008 as seen Friday afternoon about 5:15. This is the closest its been to the Earth in 15 years and won't be as close again until 2016. The moon rise looked more like a sunrise.
When the moon is at its closest approach, or perigee, it appears much larger and brighter than usual.


HarryJack's Mom said...

Oh, you are always full of just the information I am too lazy to find ;-) I almost caused a traffic accident hanging out the side of the car to take a picture that didn't turn out with my camera phone, so thank you for the beautiful pix and info! You ROCK!

Missy's Blog said...

Amazing pictures and great information! It was GREAT seeing you guys on Friday.