Stars & Moon - Jim Nevill Photography
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Super Moon on Cloud Nine

(July 13, 2014) - I only had time to shoot about a dozen frames before this lunar rise got too high above the horizon. This frame, shot at 480mm, caught a passing cloud structure that appeared to look like a spinal cord -creating the illusion that the moon laid in front of clouds (which impossibly would have put the clouds out in space behind the moon). A supermoon is when a full moon is the closest to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy. The term "supermoon" is not astronomical, but originated in modern astrology.

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