Wednesday, March 23, 2011

closest approach

on the way to Somerset West

somewhere along the N2

On Saturday the moon was really big and beautiful, and luckily I had my camera at hand!

"If the full moon tomorrow appears to be uncomfortably close, don't fret. What you will be witnessing is a "super moon" - a term for when the moon is at its closest to earth. And tomorrow night's close encounter of the lunar kind is the first time in 20 years that this will occur. With it will come higher and lower than normal tides. The US Naval Observatory said the phenomenon last occurred in March 1993. The super moon, also known as a "perigee (closest approach) full moon will rise in the east for about 20 minutes before sunset tomorrow."

- Cape Argus, Friday 19 March 2011.

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