22 March 2011

Perigee Moon update

UPDATE: Here is our moon, another time (6pm winter 2010) and place (Yeo Victoria 3249), taken with same lens and merely standing in the home paddock. It was red and hanging on top of the trees on the horizon of a paddock. It was much more impressive 'live', I can assure you.
For scale, the far left of this second image (same place and time) has a bonfire of tree-trunks in the paddock.
(Ann O'Dyne claims rights of/to these amateur 'snaps'.)
"When the Moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars,
then peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars ... "
NASA has the tech talk -
'the Moon is still 356,577 km away. That is, it turns out, a distance of rare beauty'
... so when I captured this Perigee Moon image, 10pm Monday night in Ballarat, I didn't bother with Zoom on my camera.