The full moon is at its nearest to the earth today for a good many years. There are all sorts of hair splittings going on about where you are and how full the moon is. I had entirely forgotten about it but by great good fortune I happened to look out of the window as the moon came over the horizon this evening.
The pictures really aren't too good, but think of it as the excitement making my hands shake. I was using a different lens for the first shot, unfortunately. If only I'd been prepared. I spent several minutes saying, "What a shame I missed it," until I realised it was rising.
Apparently it could be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual. I don't know if that was the case, but it certainly was spectacular. It's a miracle that I saw it because the last few days, maybe even weeks, have been very misty.