Well? Aren’t you slacked jawed in complete awe? Look at that HUGE moon! Damn! I have never seen our nearest worldly satellite so big!
Ha! What a bunch of crapola!
You don’t believe the supermoon hype, do ya? Sadly, there’s nothing too special about 7/11/2014’s full moon. Sure, sure—lunar perigee happens to occur when it is full—this astronomical occurrence makes the moon about 30% brighter and 15% larger, but you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference by eye alone.
If you thought this particular astronomical occurrence was rare, think again! About four supermoons occur, on average, in any given year.
I’d also like to take the time to state that “supermoon” is simply a brain fart emitted from an astrologer named Richard Nolle. Nothing more.
In fact: if you were to go outside and actually take a peek at this so-called “supermoon“—you wouldn’t be able to make out any difference between any other full moon. Boo hoo.
Feel free to read more about the mythical supermoon—here.
More lunar literature:
Telescope: 102mm Orion Maksutov
Camera: Canon Rebel Xsi (prime Focus)