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!
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.
Moonrise over the Syr Darya river, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, #Baikonur, #Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls) #notsupermoonyet #moon pic.twitter.com/UC9PZUrNLN
— Bill Ingalls (@ingallsimages) November 13, 2016
And former astronaut Clayton Anderson shared this images from Houson, Texas:
#supermoon Bit cloudy tonight here in Houston… so these shots from 2007/#ISS E15 should help those "dreaming…" pic.twitter.com/sSPaLLMId9
— Clayton C. Anderson (@Astro_Clay) November 14, 2016
The #supermoon rises, seen here looking east over the Atlantic Ocean from Cocoa Beach, Florida, as the sun sets behind us. #supermoon2016 pic.twitter.com/TdjWQ3tGsX
— Michael Seeley (@Mike_Seeley) November 14, 2016
Tonight's Moonrise & Earth's shadow/Belt of Venus @ShenandoahNPS; @wtop @yourtake @AccuAstronomy @fox5dc @SPACEdotcom @twcMariaLaRosa pic.twitter.com/j8iJsD9SAO
— Greg Redfern (@SkyGuyinVA) November 13, 2016
#SuperMoon from Elkridge, Md. Taken through 6inch scope. Third image has a tree branch in front for a little perspective. @universetoday pic.twitter.com/Kb1lVVPC3o
— James Willinghan (@JamesWillinghan) November 14, 2016
— Jorge Obando, CMT (@sportsmassa) November 13, 2016
#supermoon2016 from va beach @Piclogy @B_Ubiquitous @StormHour @yourtake @universetoday @weatherchannel pic.twitter.com/6ZmfEmPT5N
— 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.