Sunday, June 23, 2013

Perigee Moon

Moon over Radda

It is the very error of the moon,
She comes more nearer earth than she was wont
And makes men mad.

Othello, Act V Scene II

Mad with excitement in this case. 

The perigee moon: the closest the moon has been to the earth this year. It looks 14% bigger than usual and its proximity affects tides and who knows what else. As it rose above Radda we were astounded by the size. Unfortunately the photo does not render its deep golden hue...


  1. A wonderful photo of the perigee moon as if floating over Radda.A lovely addition to the excellent collection of photos of this magic environment.

  2. A magical moment of a luminous moon sailing above a hilltop town.


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