Location of Photo:
Quimper, Bretagne, France
Date/Time of photo:
10/07/06, 01:30 AM
Canon 350D digital SLR camera with a 2 x Barlow and William Optics Megrez 80 refractor (October) and Olympus Camedia 5060 + DCL-4337 + William Optics Megrez 80 refractor (January) on a tripod. 1/250 second exposure at ISO 400.
The biggest Full Moon in 2006: 33'45" (near the perigee). The Full Moon of January 2006 was the smallest: 29'40" (near the apogee). That makes a variation of 14% for the diameter and 30% for the surface! Don't miss the animationshowing the variation: http://photoastronomique.net/geant/0601-0610.html