16th of Decemeber 2017 - Rise of Supemoon - author Piotr Potępa
16th of Decemeber 2017 - Rise of Supemoon - author Piotr Potępa

A Supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.The rise of Supermoon was photographed by Piotr Potępa on December 3, 2017. It is worth following his achievements at www.nightscapes.pl, because it is really a collection of great photographs. Optics: Tamron 70-200 / 2.8, camera: Sony Nex-6, photographic tripod.

Polish website inspired by the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day and European Astronomy Picture of the Day services. Its main purpose is to promote native amateur astrophotography.
The content consists of the works made in Poland area only, in Polish weather conditions and under local sky. It presents deep sky objects, our solar system bodies and its phenomena as well as atmospheric phenomena.

The works are assessed by experts group delegated by the owners of the three major Polish portals of amateur astronomy and astrophotography: Astromaniak, Astropolis and Forum Astronomiczne. Their achievements can be recognized in the section TEAM.

Due to the modest content of existing archives in the first period of activity the new laureate will be announced every one week.

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