Micro Moon

Full Moon over Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  November 28, 2012.

Full Moon over Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. November 28, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

Did you see last week’s full moon?  It turns out that it was really a Micro Moon.  On November 28, 2012 the smallest Full Moon of 2012 reached its full phase only about 4 hours before its apogee, the most distant point from Earth in the Moon’s elliptical orbit.

We’ll have to wait until January 16, 2014, to see the next Micro Moon.  On that date the moon will reach its full phase within about three hours of apogee.

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15 Responses to “Micro Moon”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    I didn’t know that!

  2. diane Says:

    That all sounds too scientific for me but interesting for you to capture it.

  3. Linda Says:

    I saw the moon that night but didn’t know it was a micro moon. Great capture, by the way.

  4. MadSnapper Says:

    i thought you were being funny. did not know there is a micro moon. now I do…

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Terrific capture of the micro moon — it even looks small in Seattle where it often seems that the moon here is much larger than it is in other places! I know it’s our imagination, but we do have BIG moons! Hope your week is going well, George!!

  6. dayphoto Says:

    COOL! I didn’t know that! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Ginny Says:

    Wow, George I did NOT know that and it is a very cool fact! Great picture!

  8. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    I never knew that all these different moons happened. Blogging is educational as well as fun.

  9. Carletta Says:

    I saw it George and also photographed it. Didn’t know it was a Micro Moon so I appreciate the info. I was finding it hard to get good shots. Maybe it was because it was smaller – yeah, I’ll go with that. 🙂
    You did a great job George!

  10. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    I had not heard that we could have a micro moon. Makes sense. I’ve learned something new!

  11. Happyone Says:

    I saw it and I got a picture of it in the morning.
    Great moon shot here!!

  12. Rose Says:

    I had never heard of micro moon…so learned something new today. And I did see it.

  13. ladyfi Says:

    OH, how very lovely.

  14. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful shot smallest full moon.

  15. Sartenada Says:

    Great info and nice photo.

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