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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Full Moon, May 2012 (Photo, Athens, Greece)

I hope that most of you had the chance to enjoy the magical moment when the moon visited our planet closer than usual making the 5th of May's full moon as the biggest (?) and closest (?) moon ever!
According to U.S. clocks, May 5, 2012 features the closest and largest full moon of this year. Calendars say May 6, by the way, for this same close full moon as seen from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month. But last year, when the closest and largest full moon occurred on March 19, 2011, many used a term we’d never heard: supermoon. We’ve heard this term again at this 2012 close full moon.
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So here is how the supermoon looked from my area in Athens, Greece. The picture is raw without any program edition :) I hope you like it...

photo by FrogenLeaf