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Archive for March 23, 2011

Full Moon

This image was taken from Takapuna Beach on 19 March, the day before (for New Zealand) the Moon was at perigee, its closest distance to the Earth for the lunar month and for 2011, 356578 km.  It was just as well that it was taken then because the sky was clouded over on 20 March.  There was a great sunset on both of the nights in question.  I was fishing in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour at sunset on 20 March but didn’t have a camera with me to capture the crimson clouds in western sky as the sun sank below the horizon.

Perigee Moon - Takapuna Beach, Auckland, New Zealand