Tonight is the “supermoon“, apparently. It’s the closest it’s been since 1992 and should look larger and brighter. Delving a little deeper into the numbers, it is only a small percentage closer and the effects probably won’t be visible to the naked eye, without some sort of measuring equipment.
Whatever. We all know I love the moon, so I decided to take a picture of it as it was out so clearly.
Geek info: I used my Canon 450D with Tamron 70-300mm lens and 2× teleconverter. Neither of those two pieces of glass are up to much, so some sharpening was required in GIMP, as well as some correction for chromatic aberration (i.e., I made it black & white).
I’m quite pleased with the result.