Saturday, March the 19th, was a “Super Moon” was the sateilite got as close to Earth as it will at any time during 2011. The moon reached a distance as short as a mere 221, 565 miles from the planet.
The term “supermoon” dates back to 1979 when the astrologer Richard Nolle defined it as;
…a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.
Around the world some fantastic photographs where taken. Here’s a short selection!
In Pure Spirit
Which is your favourite? If you know of a better one then why not link to it in the comment section below?