Full Moon at Perigee

Full Moon at Perigee by Tom Howard

Full Moon at Perigee by Tom Howard

Tom Howard

CRAWLEY

Nikon D7000 DSLR; TS-Optics 65mm quadruplet; Nikon x1.4 Teleconverter.

The moon made its closest approach of 2018 on New Year’s Day. I took this photograph three hours before full moon, so little relief is visible except on the north-western limb. But this was a good opportunity to study the subtle colour differences between the maria (for example, the seas of Serenity and Tranquillity) and the rays thrown out by Crater Tycho and Crater Copernicus.

2018-01-01T00:00:00

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