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ONE SUPER MOON

 

March 11, 2020

Troy Carpenter, Goldendale Observatory

Troy Carpenter of the Goldendale Observatory sends this image and story: Troy Carpenter of the Goldendale Observatory sends this image and story: "We did a fun experiment Sunday night at the Observatory-an eyepiece projection of the 'supermoon' onto the inner wall of the Observatory South Dome. The image is nine-feet across and comprised of actual moonlight; no electronics or other trickery were employed. This picture demonstrates just how much light our upgraded 24.5" telescope can harness, and just how bright a supermoon can be! Supermoons occur when the Moon is full while within 90 percent of perigee, or its closest approach to Earth. This particular full moon is known as the Worm Moon...



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