Wandering through the realms of the cosmos, pondering its huge vastness

My Image of the Supermoon!


Supermoon – March 19, 2011 | Image enhanced in Registax

This image was taken during  UP Astronomical Society‘s free public viewing of the largest full moon at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden.

Thanks to Kuya Anthony Urbano of EtenyWorks for letting us take pictures through his 6″ NERT!

The Moon was ~14% brighter and bigger at the time of this event. Thin clouds blanketed the lunar disk during this night but we were still lucky to catch a glimpse of this celestial beauty.We even saw a 22 degree halo and a colorful lunar corona circling the Moon at the same time.

Saturn was also there within the halo and there were contrails, too left by a passing aircraft.

Thanks to everyone who dropped by. ‘Til next time 🙂 Ad astra per aspera!

“The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


[Some photos were grabbed from Nico Mendoza and Julee Olave 🙂 Used with their permissions]

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  7. Michael

    A truly excellent photo with great resolution! It looks like you were only about 2 1/2 hours ahead of maximum full phase, and your picture was taken a bit over 7 hours after mine, which still shows a bit of crater shadowing in the west. Great work!

    March 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    • Hi!

      Thanks for dropping by once again. Saw your nice lunar images, too. 🙂


      March 24, 2011 at 12:03 am

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