Almost full moon shortly after perigee, “supermoon” as the hype goes. Distance at Perigee 356,908 km.Continue reading
Waxing moon with “Golden Handle” (Montes Jura above Sinus Iridum).
Another lunar piece.
Following the lunar cycle as weather permits.
Moon shot at the end of a perfect clear skies week …
Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 ED, Tele Vue Powermate 2x, Astronomik L2, ASI 294MC Pro
Mount AZ EQ6 GT
Image acquisition: SharpCap
10% of 1000 frames, 35 ms, gain 120, 0C
Data calibration/integration: AutoStakkert
Image processing: PixInsight, Lightroom
As a follow-up to last month’s total lunar eclipse, this image shows the comparison of the apparent moon size at U3 (end of totality) with the previous eclipse of July 2018, both observed in Cologne, Germany.
Left: Total Lunar Eclipses of 27 Jul 2018 at U3 23:13:12 CEST, distance* Cologne-Moon 406 196 km, full moon at apogee, sometimes called “Micromoon”.
Right: Total Lunar Eclipse of 21 Jan 2019 at U3 06:43:24 CET, distance* Cologne-Moon 358 064 km, full moon at perigee, nowadays called “Supermoon”, giving rise to the blatant “Super Wolf Blood Moon” nuisance.
* Distance at meridian passing according to timeanddate.com