Saturday, January 30, 2010

Brightest Full Moon of 2010!

I have to agree, it was very bright and HUGE last night. I snapped this photo around 730 last night. You could have sat outside and read the paper. Here is the article on the Biggest and Brightest Full Moon of 2010! I hope you all got to get outside and view it. I LOVE watching the skies when the various changes happen, one of my favorites is Meteor Showers. Anyhow, here's the article:

The first full moon of 2010 will appear tonight, Jan. 29, 2010, but it will also be the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. Some even call it a "supermoon."

Anyone with clear skies will be able to easily identify the moon tonight and get a spectacular view of its features, says Space.com.

The full moon tonight will be 2010's biggest and brightest since the moon is closer in orbit than usual at this time of year.

How much bigger and brighter? Spaceweather.com reports it will be 14 percent wider and 30 percent brighter than normal.

While full moons can be breathtaking to sky-gazers, they can be irritating to astronomers. The full moon is the No. 1 cause of natural light pollution, and its bright lighting -- especially tonight -- will dim stars and nebulae, making them quite difficult to see.

13 Thanks for your comments!:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Dawn, you captured a great photo of it! I'm so glad you did, because I did not go outside to see it. We have 6 inches of snow on the ground right now, and I'm staying inside, trying to stay warm. Have a great weekend! laurie

Nina Diane said...

I wnated to be able to get a pic too but we were so covered in snow clouds! And now it is like a blizzard.....10 inches so far at 1:30 and it's not supposed to stop until this evening.

seanymph said...

And if you have a skylight over your bed like I do in this new house........the bright moon is right in your eyes while your trying to sleep. :(

But it sure is pretty.

mbkatc230 said...

Great shot. It was a glorious moon, and there were alot of high, fast moving clouds. But it was so darn cold that I couldn't get a decent shot due to camera shake and I didn't feel like setting up the tripod. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

Melissa Miller said...

It is so pretty Dawnie!

Thank you for entering my Spring giveaway sweet friend!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Judy said...

I'm so glad you posted the picture. I thought about it early in the evening and wanted to go out later and do some moon gazing..but I got busy and tired and totally forgot. I could kick myself now.

Tootsie said...

well good thing you took the photo or I'd have missed it completely!

rosemarie said...

dawnie when are you coming down here?so what r u up too for your birthdays,,(greg)let me know..

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Flor Larios Art said...

Great photo! I saw it too... I was amazed by the halo around it.

Nishant said...

I'm staying inside, trying to stay warm. Have a great weekend!
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Nishant said...

I'm staying inside, trying to stay warm. Have a great weekend!
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