Thursday, February 12, 2009


Moon shot on normal camera settings

I took this pic on 8 Feb, the moon was much larger and yellower than usual. On 9 Feb the moon was even fuller, did you notice? This was due to the moon being closest to the Earth than at any time since 1957. Also there was a prenumbral lunar eclipse for a short while: which is a partial eclipse where earth's shadow blocks a portion of the moon.

Same moon shot but with a slow shutter and unsteady hands

News article here: "Full moon is a lot fuller these days"

On a side note, the first day of the Chinese New Year (26 Jan 2009) also marked the millenium's first solar eclipse (annular solar eclipse)! Unfortunately I missed it , we rarely get to catch solar eclipses in Singapore so that was a bummer.  

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