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November 15, 2016 [LINK / comment]

Super views of the "super" moon!

On Sunday evening, while Jacqueline and I were returning from a "Sunday drive" to the New Hope area of Augusta County, I stopped at the upland portion of Bell's Lane and waited for the moon to rise in the east. I had heard all the news reports about the "super moon," and given the nice skies, I figured it was a good opportunity to get some photos. I timed it very well, as we only had to wait a few minutes. As explained at, "the moon hasn't been this close to the Earth since January of 1948."

Moonrise, Holiday Inn 13 Nov 2016-A

Moonrise above the Staunton Holiday Inn, Nov. 13, 2016. Roll your mouse over the image to see a closeup, with birds flying in front of the moon.

I was surprised to see the birds in the photo after I came home. They were too far away to tell what kind they were; perhaps crows? A couple hours later, after the skies had turned black, I took some more photos of the full moon:

Full moon, Nov. 13, 2016.

Additional photos can be seen on the Chronological (2016) photo gallery page.

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