Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wolf Moon

The first full moon in January is called the Wolf Moon (Native American legends about the cold making wolves howl louder is to blame for that cliche).

However, it also happened to be the largest full moon of the year. With the moon at its closest perigee, only a distance of 221,577 miles from Earth*, Friday's full moon was huge.  No really. It was '14% wider and approximately 30% brighter' than any other full Moon we'll see in 2010.

Unfortunately, I haven't progressed to learning how to take pictures of things like that, but look how nice and steady my new lil' tripod is!

Hope you got to go out and see it!

*Well crap. I closed whatever website it was I looked that up on... oh well...

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