Super moons are full moons which coincide with “lunar perigee,” when the moon is at its closest orbital point to Earth. This moon appears bigger and brighter than a typical full moon. The true full moon was two days ago, so this is the waning, full Harvest Moon. It’s the last super moon of 2014.


We went to the movies this evening and I was able to get a few pictures from the parking lot of the theater. Kind of a bonus, because I can’t see the moon, much less take pictures of it from home. The trees block the sky. Even during the winter, the branches of our trees make getting a clear shot of the moon impossible.


The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox. This year’s equinox will take place Tuesday, September 23, at which  point the day and night will be of equal length. From the solstice on, the days will get shorter day by day. Until we reach the Winter Solstice — Sunday, December 21st — the shortest day, longest night of the year. From that point on, the days get longer and hopefully, warmer.

If you haven’t yet done so, go take a look at the moon. Do it tonight because it’s just about over. It’s already a waning moon and there won’t be another super moon this year.

On nights like this, I’m very glad I carry a camera in my bag.

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15 replies

  1. Two nights ago the moon was spectacular, here in Maine. I didn’t have a proper camera to take any photo. So thank you for yours. The fact that this is the last for the year makes it more special.


  2. Beauitiful. I really like the last one.

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  3. Beautiful!


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