Once long ago when I was temporarily teaching earth science, I remember we studied perigee and apogee of the moon. Somehow those two terms stuck in my mind all these years, so when I saw that there was going to be a perigee moon, I knew just what that meant. The moon is nearest the earth in its orbit and consequently appears brighter and larger than usual.
I was fairly confident that I would not be able to get a good photo of this, because I never seem to be able to get an acceptable photo of the moon, so I've quit trying. My niece Kelly has gotten some good ones. One in particular I like very much where it looks like her son Andy is holding the moon.
|Andy "holding" the moon. (Photo by Kelly Cabaniss Snellings.)|
|Full moon rising. (Photo by Kelly Cabaniss Snellings.)|
|Super moon (Photo by Kelly Cabaniss Snellings.)|
I snagged some off the internet to share with you.
|From the WRAL website (Photo AP Julio Cortez)|
|In Charlotte, NC (AP Photo Chuck Burton.)|
It was rainy and cloudy, so I didn't even get to see the perigee moon.