Supermoon 2012

My phone rang and it was my parents calling from Singapore. I can’t talk. Call you back. Call you back. I’m watching the moon! They must have thought I had gone crazy in South Africa.

The buzz on the supermoon had gotten me intrigued. I’m not one who chases light, sunrise or sunset. To chase a moon was even more unusual for me.

But on Saturday evening, I found myself on our roof top. I stacked two chairs one on top of the other till I was lifted by a couple of meters and looked like a maniac trying not to fall from those shakey chairs in the cold, while trying to see the moon.

And it was certainly gorgeous.

Some of my friends have pictures of the moon looking really huge against the skyline. But I lost interest after 5 minutes of shooting and didn’t manage to get up the next morning to see it again.

When cropped, the moon really did look quite amazing in the shots.

A supermoon is a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.
– Richard Nolle, astrologer, 1979



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