Grande Prairie Super Full Moon

Supermoon Rising Over Pete Eagar Fire Hall along Resources Road on Summer Solstice - Grande Prairie City, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 23, 2013: Supermoon over Grande Prairie Fire Station No. 1


This is my second night attempt in shooting the super full moon. This year the supermoon takes place around summer solstice on June 22-23, 2013. The exact time for this celestial event is 5:33 AM, June 23, 2013.

Supermoon is a full moon at its perigee position—50,000km closer to the Earth than apogee position. Thus, it’s 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons.

Perigee Super Full Moon at Pete Eagar Fire Hall along Resources Road during Summer Sunset Hours - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 23, 2013: close-up view of super full moon at Pete Eagar Fire Hall.

Perigee Super Moon vs Apogee Mini Moon

Because its orbit is not perfectly circular, the moon is sometimes closer than at other times. Perigee is the term for when the moon is closest to the Earth. When full moon coincides with perigee, it's time for...supermoon!

Supermoon (Perigee Moon) at Pete Eagar Fire Station - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 23, 2013: When I took these photos at the fire hall, two guys (presumably firefighters) came out and asked me if I was taking photos of the vehicle. Of course not! The car wasn't even that fancy. Why did I want to take picture of the ugly car? It actually blocked the view that I wanted to take!! Geez...so annoying! In fact, the staff parking sign has an arrow pointing to the left and the car was parked to the right! Know where you can park, ok?!?!



Low Hanging Super Full Moon (Perigee Moon) Rising Over Muskoseepi Park Bear Creek Reservoir near Grande Prairie Regional College and Centre 2000 - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 23, 2013: low hanging supermoon near the horizon at Muskoseepi Park Bear Creek Reservoir.

Summer Solstice Supermoon (Perigee Moon) next to 214 Place MNP Building during Sunset Hours - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 23, 2013: Supermoon by 214 Place MNP Building

Summer Solstice Super Full Moon Reflection on the Bear Creek Reservoir by 214 Place MNP Building - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 23, 2013: Love the reflection of 214 Place on Bear Creek Reservoir.

Summer Solstice Supermoon (Perigee Moon) next to 214 Place MNP Building during Sunset Hours - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 23, 2013: Super full moon by 214 Place MNP Building

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