Thursday, March 12, 2020
My images of the March 10 Perigee Moon.
Tuesday March10 was a perigee full Moon. Strictly Full Moon was at 4:18 ACDST and perigee was at 17:00 ACDST. The Full Moon is a perigee Moon when the Full Moon is closest to the Earth.
I captured the images above with my Xperia Mobile phone (1/4000th second exposure ASA 800) and my 4" Newtonian with 25 mm Plossl lens. The comparison image is the September 14 apogee Moon taken under the same conditions. The row below are the stellarium simulations. The simulations are rotated a bit compared to the telescope images due to the camera orientation, but the images are otherwise spot on.
Overlay of March perigee moon (right) and September apogee Moon (left).
You can see previous perigee/apogee moon pairs here, here and here