Now updated with more great images!
Although there’s been quite a bit of hype about the Super Moon on November 13, 2016, to many, the full Moon tonight may have appeared quite similar to other full Moon’s you’ve seen. Yes, the “super-ness” of this Moon, while noteworthy, is fairly imperceptible. While, as our own David Dickinson noted in his preview article, this full Moon is not only the closest for the year, but the nearest Full Moon for a 80 year plus span. However, the closest full moon of 2017 will be only 0.02% farther away than this one.
But any chance to get the public to look up at the night sky is a good one! And we’ll also take this opportunity to share some of the great images from around the world posted on Universe Today’s Flickr page, as well as on social media. Enjoy!
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Here’s a “classic” but gorgeous look at the Moon:
Noted NASA photographer Bill Ingalls is in Russia for the next launch of astronauts to the International Space Station. He took this image from Baikonur, Kazakhstan and also provided some tips on photographing the Moon.
— Bill Ingalls (@ingallsimages) November 13, 2016
And former astronaut Clayton Anderson shared this images from Houson, Texas:
— Clayton C. Anderson (@Astro_Clay) November 14, 2016
— Michael Seeley (@Mike_Seeley) November 14, 2016
— Greg Redfern (@SkyGuyinVA) November 13, 2016
— James Willinghan (@JamesWillinghan) November 14, 2016
— Jorge Obando, CMT (@sportsmassa) November 13, 2016
— streeter (@STREETERPETER) November 14, 2016
A comparison of ‘super’ and ‘mini’ Moons and how they appear in the sky:
Thanks to everyone for sharing their images, and be sure to check out UT’s Flickr pool for the most recent shots.