Full Moonrise Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Arn Rising as the Sun sets, tonight's Full Moon could be hard to miss. Remarkably, its exact full phase (May 6 03:36 UT) will occur less than two minutes after it reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth in the Moon's orbit, making it the largest Full Moon of 2012. In comparison, though, it will appear less than 1 percent larger & almost as bright as April's Full Moon, captured in this telephoto image rising over suburban Fort Collins, CO…

Full Moonrise Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Arn Rising as the Sun sets, tonight's Full Moon could be hard to miss. Remarkably, its exact full phase (May 6 03:36 UT) will occur less than two minutes after it reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth in the Moon's orbit, making it the largest Full Moon of 2012. In comparison, though, it will appear less than 1 percent larger & almost as bright as April's Full Moon, captured in this telephoto image rising over suburban Fort Collins, CO…

On a Blue Moon (Sept 1 2012)  Image Credit & Copyright: Simon Smith  Explanation: Rising at sunset, the gorgeous Full Moon of August 31 became the second Full Moon in a month. According to modern reckoning, that makes it a Blue Moon. In fact, parts of the Full Moon do look a little blue in this sharp lunar portrait. Taken just hours before the exact full phase in delightfully clear skies over Nottingham, UK, it features eye-catching bright rays (...) #astronomy #moon

On a Blue Moon (Sept 1 2012) Image Credit & Copyright: Simon Smith Explanation: Rising at sunset, the gorgeous Full Moon of August 31 became the second Full Moon in a month. According to modern reckoning, that makes it a Blue Moon. In fact, parts of the Full Moon do look a little blue in this sharp lunar portrait. Taken just hours before the exact full phase in delightfully clear skies over Nottingham, UK, it features eye-catching bright rays (...) #astronomy #moon

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