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Supermoon rises over Denver, Colorado

Supermoon over downtown Denver. The last time the #moon was this close to Earth was 1948, and the next time will be November 25, 2034. This supermoon (named that by an astrologist back in the '70's- very unscientific), combined with atmospheric optic influences such as pollution, Rayleigh scattering (sunset), and the magnifying effect of the atmosphere near the horizon, combined with the distance-compression effect of a 500mm camera lens, all make the moon in this image appear very large. Astronomy combined with optics is quite interesting! Go outside and look at the moon tonight, in the morning, and tomorrow night- you won't see this size and brightness again for a while, and there aren't many clouds in America tonight.

Note that November 2016 is likely to be declared the warmest November in recorded history, as have been every preceding month in 2016, as 2016 becomes the first year in millennia with every month showing a global measurement of over 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Denver continues to experience abnormally warm weather, creating snowless, near-cloudless conditions to view this supermoon.

This image was made from Green Mountain in Lakewood, CO.

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Supermoon over downtown Denver. The last time the #moon was this close to Earth was 1948, and the next time will be November 25, 2034.  This supermoon (named that by an astrologist back in the '70's- very unscientific), combined with atmospheric optic influences such as pollution, Rayleigh scattering (sunset), and the magnifying effect of the atmosphere near the horizon, combined with the distance-compression effect of a 500mm camera lens, all make the moon in this image appear very large.  Astronomy combined with optics is quite interesting!  Go outside and look at the moon tonight, in the morning, and tomorrow night- you won't see this size and brightness again for a while, and there aren't many clouds in America tonight.<br />
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Note that November 2016 is likely to be declared the warmest November in recorded history, as have been every preceding month in 2016, as 2016 becomes the first year in millennia with every month showing a global measurement of over 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Denver continues to experience abnormally warm weather, creating snowless, near-cloudless conditions to view this supermoon.<br />
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This image was made from Green Mountain in Lakewood, CO.