Saturday, January 10, 2009

Moonrise over Bartlesville

I love a full moon and this one was beautiful! It it definetly did not dissapoint me. I about froze my fingers off waiting to get these shots. I got hubby to go out east of town with me so the lights of the city would not interfere with the camera's. We took 2 cameras, I have a pocket Nikon Coolpix 550 and a Nikon 70s digital SLR and I am always comparing them....why, I don't know. I just like to brag on my little cheap purse camera I guess. The top 2 are with the 550 and the bottom one was with the 70S. Yes, there is diffrence but the 550 does a great job especially for a pocket camera!

Friday's full moon was the biggest one of the year, with Earth's natural satellite reaching its closest point to our planet.
Earth, the moon and the sun are all bound together by gravity, which keeps us going around the sun and keeps the moon going around us as it goes through phases. The moon makes a trip around Earth every 29.5 days. But the orbit is not a perfect circle.
The moon's average distance from us is about 238,855 miles (384,400 kilometers). On Friday night it was just 221,560 miles (356,567 kilometers) away. It was 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than some other full moons during the year, according to NASA.

1 comment:

  1. Love it!! I tried to take a picture. Thanks for letting me know to look for it. It was beautiful. Your photos are great!! I cannot upload pictures. I thought it was just the email, as I tried to attach one to you the other day several times. Now I cannot even upload to blogger?? I have no idea what is going on. I haven't changed anything? I downloaded Yahoo messenger? That is about it? I am afraid i will have to take it to the computer doctor. I hate that, they take forever to get it back to you. Yikes! Thanks again for the "moon" info!!


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