When we heard that tonight’s full moon was predicted to be especially large and bright, Mr F and I jumped in the car and went on a full moon hike to Topanga State Park.
Poor Monte Carlo had to stay at home, because dogs aren’t allowed in State Parks.
An astrologer Richard Nolle, called tonight’s full moon a “supermoon,” which he defined as a full moon that occurs within twelve hours of lunar perigee, or the point in the moon’s non-circular monthly orbit when it swings closest to our planet.
On Saturday, the timing of the two events will be almost perfect: the moon will reach its perigee distance of 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) — the closest lunar perigee of 2012, in fact — at 11:34 p.m. Eastern Time, and it will fall in line with the sun (thereby becoming full) just one minute later.
I took over twenty photos of the moon rising over Eagle Rock. There were all taken without a tripod or any fancy attachments, and none of them have been photoshopped.
I’ve included about a dozen in a slide show. I think the two below are the best…
I’d love to know what you think.
Of course when you’re out at the end of the day you see all the animals. The bunnies ran across too quickly, but I manged to get a half decent shot of Mama deer, and a Quail.
This is the first time I’ve ever posted two blogs on one day. I apologize but I had to share the beautiful moon with you.