The full moon on May 5, 2012 occurred about six minutes after perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth for this month.
The May Super Moon was as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons of 2012.
At perigee, the moon lied only 356,955 kilometers (221,802 miles) away from earth.

Some quote this has been the biggest Moon since 1912!!
However, SuperMoons are regularly observed once a year.

The May Supermoon was in the sign of Scorpio. My sign.
This inspired me to do a small clip about a virtual trip to the moon and back.
Are you ready for lift off?


Everything was filmed around May 5, using the legendary Maksutov Soviet mirror lens MTO 11-CA.
A couple of shots were realized with the latter Lytkarino counterpart, the Rubinar Makro 1000mm f10 version.
Canon EOS 550d, normal mode and crop mode. 5d Mark II for 1 or 2 shots.
Komura Telemore 95, 7 element 2x teleconverter on some close ups.

@ 1.37 you may notice a satellite (?) passing by, (same shot in slower motion @ 2.08), also
@ 2.44 another satellite (?) or object is moving vertically.
I was very impressed with all this "traffic" difficult to notice by naked eye, or even through the lens in real time.


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