Super Moon

What’s a Super Moon? It doesn’t happen very often but you need perigee – the closest the Moon gets to us on its elliptical orbit plus a full Moon – so it gets light up. Down here in southern Spain, we had a clear view of the horizon out to sea . . . as explained by our rooftop reporter (note the multi-layers – it’s cooler here now!)

 

Yes, that is really the moon and not the Sun

Looking unnervingly, more like a nuclear explosion, the Moon appears golden and impossibly large.

It’s an optical illusion as to its size and it’s a dispersion effect, like a sunrise/set that makes it orange

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