I’ve seen a CNN feature about the March 19, 2011 full moon which will be bigger and brighter than the usual. As explained in the article, “Saturday’s full moon will be a super “perigee moon”— this is the biggest in almost 20 years. This celestial event is far rarer than the famed blue moon, which happens once about every two-and-a-half years.”
I don’t want to wait another 20 years just to capture this, so, I grabbed last night’s opportunity of a clear sky and took some photos of the “Perigee Moon”.
“…Even though it may look close enough to touch, Saturday’s full moon will still be at a healthy distance — some 211,600 miles (356,577 km) away. As rare as it is, it may be worth a look. Miss it and you’ll have to wait until 2029 to see it again.”–CNN