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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Perigee Moon Pictures

Tonight when the moon rose at 4:30pm I was able to shoot a few shots off before it slipped beind the clouds. The moon's orbit around Earth is elliptical, not circular. The moon is closest to Earth at it's perigee (compare to apogee, which occurs when the moon is at its most distant point away from Earth). The moon was 50,000 km closer to Earth and was the largest visible size tonight for all of 2009. These were shot from my house at 9000' looking northeast over Boulder, CO.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Suitable for framing!


Bob Hartig said...

Beautiful shots of the moon, Verne!

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