Got up early and took a few pictures of the
Super Moon. The moon orbits the earth
along an elliptical path a Super Moon occurs when the moons orbit is closest to
earth and the moon is full. The Super
Moon occurs several times a year, not that unusual except this one is closer
than the norm. Per the local
meteorologist this is a Super Duper Moon the next time the Super Moon will be
this close to earth will be November 2034.
During the Super Moon it appears to be 14% larger and 30% brighter than
normal. As the moon orbits the earth the
closest point is called “Perigee”. This
Super Moon is 221,524 miles from earth.
When the moon is at the greatest distance from earth it is known as
“Apogee”. The point when the moon was at
its greatest distance this year occurred October 31 of this year and was a
distance of 252,688 miles from earth. This
Super Moon is about 1,000 miles closer to earth than typical. The average distance from earth to the moon
is 238,855 miles.