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Super Moon rises over Mollymook

 

A SUPER MOON rises over Mollymook, NSW. 

 

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Super moon (reddish colour) appeared early Friday evening over the Mollymook ‘Golf Course’ Surfing Reef.

 

A super moon happens when the full moon falls near the point at which the Moon is closest to Earth. Unlike the other astronomical events in the sky earlier this past week such the meteor shower we witnessed, the full Moon is much easy to find as it rises in all it’s glory in the evening. This year, it’s primary period was Thursday and Friday nights, May 7 and 8.

From Wikipedia: A super moon is a full moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with perigee (i.e. the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit) It results in a slightly larger than usual apparent size as viewed from Earth. 

… a new or full moon occurs in short when, the Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with the Moon in its nearest approach to Earth according to Richard Nolle, Dell Horoscope Magazine, 1979

If you missed it, you’ll have to wait until April 26 next year to see the next one.

(Below) Friday Night with a clear sky

 

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Zooming in on the Super moon rising above the horizon

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Zooming in on the Super moon later in the evening.

 

You couldn’t miss this spectacular super moon that lit up Australian skies, Friday evening May 8, 2020. This reddish bright light began its ascent above the horizon at Mollymook around 8.00 pm. (The super moon is also referred to as the flower moon in the northern hemisphere, the month when flowers start to bloom after winter).

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(Below) Thursday Night with Cloud Coverage

 

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Supermoon low in sky shining through the clouds

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Zoomed in shot of the Supermoon low in the sky shining through the clouds

 

The above pics on Thursday night May 7, 2020. These two pics show how extra strong the illumination is when the moon is closer to earth. 1st pic shows it actually shinning  brightly through the cloud coverage. Whilst the 2nd pic was taken with the cloud coverage still present and the camera zoomed in on the moon.

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers Photo of the Day. Wednesday evening, Ulladulla Harbour

 

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Ulladulla Harbour. Pic credit Grant Morrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ken B., Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News and Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla