You have to be good to be lucky and lucky to be good! Just ask Kyle. This is a super shot of the Supermoon! It’s brighter than usual and even closer to us Earthlings. The reflection on the North Saskatchewan River is brilliant.
DID YOU KNOW? The full moon on Saturday, May 5, 2012 was the closest and largest full moon of this year – we even gave it a nickname: “Supermoon” .. here’s why. The moon always follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side (”perigee“) about 50,000 km closer than the other (”apogee”). On Saturday the “perigee” happened at the same time as the moon was in its full phase, so we were treated with the moon that appeared 30% brighter and 14% larger that other full moons.
You’ll have to wait until next year to see the next Supermoon .. and when you do, send us a photo like Kyle did.
The average distance from Earth to Moon is 384,403 km (238,857 miles).
2013 June 23rd – the moon will be 356,991 km away.
2014 August 10 – the moon will be 356,896 km away.
2015 September 28 – the moon will be 356,877 km away.
OK EARTHLING, IT’S YOUR TURN. SUN, MOON, PLANT OR ANIMAL – THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE SUGGESTIONS TO SHOOT AND TO SEND. MAYBE TOMORROW WE’LL BE GAZING AT YOUR VERY OWN FRESH AIR PHOTO.