Battle of the Moons

May 19, 2021



Photographer: Soumyadeep Mukherjee 
Summary Author: Soumyadeep Mukherjee 

The photo above displays the angular size difference between a supermoon and a "micro" Moon. The smaller Moon was the Cold Moon of 2020 (captured at apogee on the 30th of December 2020), and the supermoon was the Pink Moon of 2021 (captured at perigee on the 27th of April 2021). The supermoon was almost 10% bigger in the night sky due to its closer approach to Earth.

Photo details: Nikon D5600 camera; Sigma 150-600 lens; 85% of 280 images stacked via Pipp and Autostakkert for each Moon shot and processed together in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop.