Astrophoto: Houston Super Moonrise

by Nancy Atkinson on June 27, 2013

37 separate images showing the movement of the Moon as it rises  behind the buildings in downtown Houston, Texas on June 22, 2013. Credit and copyright: Sergio Garcia Rill/SGR Photo.

37 separate images showing the movement of the Moon as it rises behind the buildings in downtown Houston, Texas on June 22, 2013. Credit and copyright: Sergio Garcia Rill/SGR Photo.

While we recently posted a huge batch of images from the recent “Super Moon,” this new image from Sergio Garcia Rill in Houston is something special. It’s a composite photo of the Moonrise on June 22nd, and is a mosaic made from 37 separate images that show the Moon rising over the course of three hours, with the buildings of downtown Houston in the foreground.

“I stayed in place for over three hours,” Sergio explained on Flickr. “The hardest part was selecting which shots showed a sequential movement of the Moon, since I was altering shutter speeds between shots to compensate for changing light conditions.”

The full Moon of June 2013 was at perigee — or at its closest point in its orbit to Earth, and appeared up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2013.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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