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Monday, March 18, 2019

 

February 20 Perigee Moon, 2019

Perigee (super) Moon of 20 February 2019. 25 mm eyepiece with Sony Xperia mobile phone ASA 800 1/4000 sec exposure. 4" Newtonian. Scaled full frame image. Click to embiggen.Perigee (super) Moon of 20 February 2019 2019. 25 mm eyepiece with Sony Xepria mobile phone
2 x Zoom, ASA 400 1/4000 sec exposure. 4" Newtonian. Scaled full frame image. Click to embiggen.

Comparison of the 20 February perigee "super" Moon (bottom) with the apogee "Mini Moon" on the night of Total Lunar Eclipse of 28 July, 4:25 am. Sony Xepria 1/2000th sec exposure ASA 400. Note the clear difference in size between the two (same image scale and zoom factor) compared to the 21 January image.Comparison of the 21 January perigee "super" Moon (bottom) with the apogee "Mini Moon" on the night of Total Lunar Eclipse of 28 July, 4:25 am. Sony Xepria 1/2000th sec exposure ASA 400. Note the small but clear difference in size between the two (same image scale and zoom factor).

Finally go around to processing my shots of the perigee ("super") moon of 20 February, and compared them to the shots from the 21 January perigee Moon. There is a claer difference from the 28 July apogee Moon of 2018, but the difference between the two perigee Moons is more subtle but still visible when you align the carefully. Now to wait for the September 13 Apogee Moon.

Overlay of the Full Moons of 21/01/19 and 20/02/19
same scale, the difference is subtle but can be seen
(click to embiggen)

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