Supermoon seen from Hoboken

Supermoon was a treat for those in Hoboken

The recent “Supermoon” last weekend apparently got a lot of attention in the “media.” Because the moon orbits the earth in an elliptical fashion, sometimes it appears bigger than others. Why this is a media spectacle, I don’t know. It’s just science and astronomy to me. Happens about once every 14 moon cycles. Net difference between closest and furthest is around 30,000 miles (average around 237,000 miles from earth.) Next supermoon will be August 10th next year (2014.)

Whatever the case is – the supermoon instances apparently have no proven disastrous effect one way or another on earth. Just another relatively useless thing meant to distract us all, I guess.

However, seeing I was near the waterfront last weekend, I was still slightly curious if there were any worthwhile supermoon photo ops, but the “Septic Situation” at Pier 13 cut that effort short. Instead, one Hoboken411 reader contributed a snapshot which I found nice, because of the gorgeous colors and the NYC backdrop. Enjoy!

Hoboken supermoon with NYC skyline and Hudson River

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Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:28 pm

video of the SUPERMOON over Hoboken

Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:22 pm

Nice. Now if you did that from say Garret Mountain Park, with say a 400mm or larger (read: more expensive) lens, you’d get a moon diameter larger than the ESB.

Of course, if I had ham I could have ham and eggs if I had eggs.

Also, since this is the internet and all, shouldn’t you be saying “Click to enbiggen”?

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