Tuesday/ the pink moon (that is not pink)

Here’s my blurry photo of the full moon. It’s the pink moon, and it’s a supermoon*.

*A full moon closer than usual to Earth, so it looks a little larger. It’s called pink, because of the bloom of ground phlox this time of year (a pink flower common in North America).

The full moon from my window tonight (shot at 135mm zoom on Canon EOS 7D). The big dark spot on the left edge in the middle is the Ocean of Storms, and there is a bright spot on the lower right that is a crater called Tycho. The crater is named after the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe and is estimated to be 108 million years old (one of the younger ones on the moon!).

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