Sunday, May 6, 2012

How Big is the Super Moon?

When looking at the super moon high up in the sky, most people don't really appreciate the increase in size. The reason, most probably, is that they have no way of actually comparing the size or relative scale. Most people expect a really dramatic increase in size.

I decided to stitch two lunar photos of mine which has been acquired using the same imaging setup [Skywatcher Explorer 150PL with Nikon D3100 at prime focus]. Here you can see the actual difference in size of the moon at perigee position and during normal days.

Here is a comparison done by Raven Yu of last month's Paschal Full Moon and the Super Moon.

Hopefully during the apogee position (November) we can make a more distinct comparison. :)

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