Crescent Moon and Lake Mary

We’ve all heard of the “supermoon” in recent years. It usually refers to a full or new moon occurring at the same time as when the moon is closest to earth or at perigee. Yesterday’s cresent moon was at perigee so perhaps we can call it a supermoon cresent. Actually, it has an even more interesting name: proxigee moon. The proxigee moon is the year’s nearest perigee moon. Got all that? Here’s an interesting article that appeared at EarthSky.org describing supermoons, perigee moon, and proxigee moons.

And here is what it looked like in the western twilight sky.

Proxigee moon.
Proxigee moon.
Proxigee moon.
Proxigee moon.

Call it what you want but I call it beautiful.

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