Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

March 20, 2011

Perigee Moon - March 19, 2011

I hope everyone got a chance to see the Perigee Moon that came up on Saturday night.  The last time it looked this close on a full moon was in 1993.  

I went out to my shooting spot but the Cascades were covered in clouds so I gave up and went home.  About 40 minutes later I was on Facebook when a post from KIRO-TV came up saying that the Super Moon was here and visible in many locations, so I went upstairs and looked out my kitchen window.  Much to my delight, it was there, coming up through the clouds.  It was very Halloweeny/Harvest Mooney.  

First couple of shots were a bit too bright and blurry.



Then I just started messing around with different shutter settings.  I'd already shipped my new zoom lens back to the Cape but was able to get the old one to work.



9 comments:

  1. Amazing, it really does look like a Harvest Moon. What a wonderful treat to be able to see that from your kitchen window.

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  2. Its beautiful Jojo.
    It was a stunning full moon here to, but with all the drunk inbreds outside it was impossible to go out and see it!!! :-(
    And when I look out my window all I see is wall.

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  3. Doing the rounds again...

    I'd never heard the term 'Perigee Moon' I must confess until the latest one came round. Now I know something new.

    'Everytime I learn something new it just pushes some of the old stuff out of my brain' (Homer Simpson)

    Nice pics as always :D

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  4. Apparently it was at its closest to London at 6.10pm, when it was just rising (like we have a horizon without buildings on in London to see it rise over) and when it wasn't yet dark enough to see it anyway!

    But I did try. And I did catch a look about an hour later.

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  5. I saw it but apparently it was more stunning for others. My husband and I have seen Harvest Moons that look much more impressive. I'm not sure if maybe we were just expecting too much?

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  6. I was driving from London with my mother, so although by bedtime the clouds had moved in, I did have a FABULOUS view of it on the trip home.

    Awesome :0)

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  7. Stunning shots, JoJo! I heard them refer to it as a "Super Moon".

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  8. These are amazing photos!!! Hope you had a wonderful vacation in Cape Cod!!! :)

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