By Bob Harrington
Half an orbit (…and change)* May 5ths perigee super full moon and May 20ths near-apogee new moon/annular eclipse show the difference in apparent size of Selene at the extremes of its elliptical orbit. *Earths orbital motion around the sun in the intervening two weeks meant the moon had to travel an extra ~1/25 of an orbit to reach new as seen from our perspective. Sony Alpha A550 DSLR and Sigma 50~500 Zoom lens at 500mm. Full moon: Manual mode f/11, 1/640 sec, ISO 400. Annular eclipse: Auto mode/spot metering (I was dodging clouds…) f/6.3, 1/250 sec, ISO 800 using a Thousand Oaks Optical RG-4000 White Light Solar Filter. Tweaked and composited in Photoshop.