‘Super’ Moon. Celestron 21061 Astromaster 70AZ, 20mm Celestron Plossl, Canon 500D.
The moon will be about 31,000 miles (50,000 km) closer to Earth than when it’s at the farthest point of its orbit. This translates to about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when at apogee.
“The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” said Geoff Chester with the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. “I’d say it’s worth a look.”
First pictures taken with the Canon 500D in prime focus on the 70mm refractor.