Friday, 18 March 2011

The eve of the Super Moon... and it's foggy!

I just love the Great British weather. If you can be sure of one thing,  if there is a major Astronomical event, it will be cloudy.
Having a sense of humour helps, but for now I'm using the power of positive thinking to clear the skies.
Tomorrow the Moon will swing around Earth more closely than it has in the past 18 years, lighting up the night sky from  221,567 miles away. 
On top of that, it will be full.
So if you're a keen photographer and the skies are clear (oh, please let there be clear skies) it will be the perfect chance to capture some stunning views.

If Mother Nature does her best to cover up the spectacular full Moon tomorrow, you can still view the Moon in all its glory here
The image is amazing, it’s one of the highest resolution pictures of the entire near side of the Moon ever compiled, a mosaic of about 1300 separate images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Wide-Angle Camera.
If you'd like an even closer look, click here you can zoom in and study the Moon like never before.