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How bigger than usual was the big perigee moon 2013?


363,300 km far above … you have probably already watched hundreds of pictures representing the “14% bigger than usual” perigee moon. I could shoot this big moon with the same lens and camera used for a normal, average sized moon (384,400 km far away).

I doubt I could have recognize such difference without a digital comparison.

artborghi-epigean-not-epigean-moon comparison

Nevertheless, a good occasion to practice moon photography with clouds! D800 set up: 70-200 VR-II mounted, spot metering, ISO 100, 1/400 sec and f/5.6 – easy to shoot it even hand-held!

Posted by lorenzoborghi on June 28, 2013
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  1. 06/30/2013


    I appreciate your looking at your photos. It is something that does make me use my imagination! So, I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award! Congratulations!



    • 06/30/2013

      Dear Jim, I am honored you nominated artborghi for the Super Sweet Blogger award. Thank you very much. Even more, I am glad artborghi pictures let you use your imagination: that’s such a great award to a photographer!

      I will honor the rules of this award in a new post as soon as possible … despite the huge amount of calories required 😉


      • 06/30/2013


        You are welcome. I hear you about the calories…I am off to the golf course now!



  2. 06/30/2013

    you are missing the scale bar in the 2nd pic! hahaha…


    • 06/30/2013

      In the third (after “read more”) picture you do not need it 🙂



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