Mini Moon Rise

Much ado has been made over the last year or so about so-called “supermoons”, where the full moon appears slightly larger  because it is at the near point of its orbit. Last night’s full moon must be a ‘minimoon’ because it occurred when the moon was very near the farthest point in its orbit. How big a difference is the apparent size? Not much… less than 10%. I will try to get a photo of the next ‘supermoon’ next September 27th  to compare.

The Finger Lakes region has enjoyed warmer days and the snow pack is dwindling. The cold nights refreeze the surface of the snow making a shiny glaze, adding to the beauty of the rising moon.

Moon rise over snow.