Monthly Archives: May 2012

Extreme Moonrise

A stunning Moonrise on 6th May 2012, occurred when the moon was very close to Perigee (closest to Earth) and hence was a little larger than usual. This photo from McMahons Point grazes the Harbour Bridge approach (note the railway wiring) and includes the ridge line at Dover Heights. Note the distortion caused by refraction of the Moon’s shape and the left ascension also a degree of vignetting (edge darkening).

Photographed at 17:10AEST with a Canon 5d mk2 on a Celestron 4GT (1325mm) 1/50 sec ISO 200

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