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Dimensions1196 x 1196
Original file size337 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken19-Mar-11 22:15
Date modified20-Mar-11 19:05
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Camera makeOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera modelE-3
Focal length283 mm
Focal length (35mm)567 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/350 at f/8
Flash255
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
March 19, 2011 Perigeean Full Moon

March 19, 2011 Perigeean Full Moon

The "Big One"– full moon on March 19, 2011 (Rochester, NY, 10:15 PM EST).
This full moon is closer to Earth than any full moon in nearly the last 20 years. It's interesting to compare it to the January full moon in the previous image (taken in Oakland, 1/18/11). You can view these two moons superimposed in an animated GIF which also shows some of the moon's "libration" (rocking motion) that occurred during the 2-month interval.