Did you know that on March 19th the moon was closer to the earth than it has been in 18 years? It was a few thousand miles closer than normal - only 220,625 miles from the earth making it seem brighter and bigger creating the eye catching "Super Moon" effect. It should be noted that the Moon gets just as close to the Earth every month, but it's usually not a Full Moon when it does.
Here is Southern PA, we got to see a special "double moon" effect on March 19th.
It was absolutely amazing. Astronomers say this unique once in a blue moon occurrence is only visible in the state of PA because of the moon's elliptical orbit combined with the intergalactical atmosphere that hovers above the keystone state during the month of March.
Had ya goin' didn't I? I couldn't resist sharing a little trick photography with you all! Hey - it's all moonshine (nonsense, imagination, caused by the effects of the moon on the mind)!!
Here are some SOTC (straight out of the camera) shots I got of the "Super Moon" on March 19th and some I edited with special effects.
While the moon on March 19th was only 14% larger and 30% brighter, it was factually the closest, largest, and brightest of all full moons, and quite rare to boot and that is definitely something to moon over!