The Moon’s Journey - Apogee to Perigee

September 22, 2021

Journey of the Moon

Photographer: Soumyadeep Mukherjee

Summary Author: Soumyadeep Mukherjee

The image above shows a compilation of all the full moons during its most recent journey from apogee when it was furthest from Earth (October 31, 2020) to its latest perigee or closest approach to Earth (May 26, 2021). All eight full moons that appeared in this time varied in size, with its angular diameter in the sky growing with every full moon. For comparison, the supermoon at perigee on May 26, 2021 was almost 15% larger than the micromoon at apogee on October 31, 2020.

Each moon image is a stack of 225 images (best 75% of 300 images) taken from the same location, with the same equipment, and at the same focal length (600mm). The details of each moon- including the date of capture, name of full moon, distance from earth and angular diameter- are mentioned in the compilation image.

Photo Details: Nikon D5600, Sigma 150-600c, Post-processing: PIPP, Autostakkert, Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop

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