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I didnt notice it being bigger or anything - I think that often has more to do with the atmosphere.

Here's one. 10x zoom, pocket camera.
Settings (manual): F13; 1/125sec; ISO 80  (exif data is included)
You need to rest the camera on something or use a tripod.

All I did after taking the picture is crop - it's a bit dark really...

SuperMoon Pictures - Post Them Here :)

here's it a bit brighter


However, the moon is at the perigee of its orbit about once a month*. This would affect the tide in the same way, whether it appears to be a "full moon" (SuperMoon) or not.

-Deozaan (May 05, 2012, 06:09 PM)
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Not quite correct deozaan : "The scientific term for the phenomenon is "perigee moon." Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon's orbit. The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side ("perigee") about 50,000 km closer than the other ("apogee").  Full Moons that occur on the perigee side of the Moon's orbit seem extra big and bright."

So it happens about once a year.

Heres one of mine at 18x zoom cropped out...

SuperMoon Pictures - Post Them Here :)

From our backyard.  I actually sprung my wife from the nursing home for this 'Supermoon'.

SuperMoon Pictures - Post Them Here :)

Well, I was all set but cloud cover made the Supermoon just barely a glow in the eastern sky here.   :(



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