Supermoon 2015
Only 356,877 km away πŸ˜› But on November 14, 2016 it will be even closer: only 356,509 km πŸ˜€ And on December 6, 2052 it will sneak in to only 356,425 km, the closest in 21st century. I will be only 83 years old, probably waiting with camera to catch the moment.
Hope it won’t rain!!!


Data taken from EarthSky web site.

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27 Responses to Supermoon

  1. Words says:

    Nice shot, and I like the planet (or star?) on the left. It adds to the overall picture. That’s a long wait until an even closer visit. Wrap up warm!

    • gdare says:

      Thanks! I am not sure if that was star or a planet, too, but wanted to crop the photo that way that way to include it and two more on the right side.

  2. d4rkn1ght says:

    Great picture! 😎 I always wanted to have a telescope and go stargazing all night. πŸ˜€

    • gdare says:

      Well, I know that if you have iPad there is an application that you can use to ID stellar constellations and planets. However, nothing can replace a good telescope.


  3. feralc4t says:

    Hmm, looks like it was the DarkestHour

  4. Furie says:

    We missed the supermoon eclipse unfortunately. So much going on (so much that amounts to nothing, typically) that we slept through it. It was on around 3am for us, but I still would have liked to have stayed up for it. Oh well, only eighteen years until the next one.

    • gdare says:

      Another big event that happened here just a few days ago was northern light. Some people say it was visible even in Vancouver but I seriously doubt that. Too much light pollution from city itself. We would need to go somewhere out of town and then spend few sleepless nights waiting for it to happen.
      Well, maybe we will just go to Yukon or NW Territories for some vacation and see them for sure πŸ˜›

      • Furie says:

        I always planned to go see them but money and time never got together in the right ways. When I was younger it seemed like they were kind of always there and you just had to go to the right place and I held on to that idea as I grew, but it makes sense that they’re a conditional thing that only happens occasionally.

        Weird to realise these things after believing otherwise for so long.

        • gdare says:

          Living for most of my life far in the south – well, far enough for any northern light – I never really think of it. It came back to focus since I came to Vancouver. But it is rarely seen in southern BC. To have a real experience you must go further north, Yukon would be the best, and during winter. But even for many Canadians this is an expensive trip – it can cost from $120 to over $2000 and this is only for accommodation for 2-3 days trip. Then there is a price for plane tickets, short trip to a place where there is absolutely no artificial light, food, additional equipment, etc. For two of us it might easily go close to $3000 or beyond. But one day we will go for sure πŸ˜€
          Did you check how much that might cost in Norway?

          • Furie says:

            Wow, much expensiveness. Last time I looked into this was in the 90s so I’ve no idea how much it’d cost now. To be honest though, our finances don’t stretch to anywhere near that, even with the changes I’ve been making recently.

            • gdare says:

              This is why I mentioned Norway. Great thing about Europe is that you can find cheap airplane tickets so even if everything else cost normal or a bit above it, you can compensate. Over here, flights to north are not that commercial. Let me give you an example. In November I am going to Japan and I’ve found a return ticket for only $630 CAD. A cheapest flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse in Yukon is about the same price :doh:

  5. By God will you , me and all of the friends will be here on wordpress to see your photo and write our comments .

  6. coisart says:

    That is one awesome picture…

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