28th Feb, 2020

Bromsgrove's renowned astronomers snap the Super Moon

Anu Shukla 15th Nov, 2016

BROMSGROVE’S very own astronomers, Sarah and Simon Fisher took to the skies on Monday night to capture the phenomena that is the Super Moon.

These amazing images were taken over the course of Saturday and Monday night.

The couple attached a Canon 600D camera to their Maksutov 127mm telescope, which they positioned in their back garden just after 11pm on Saturday (November 12).

The star struck astronomers, who are followed on Twitter by fellow astronomer Brian May, said they returned to the same spot on Monday night to capture it again.

Sarah told the Standard: “It was a perigee-syzygy full moon, which appeared larger than any other full moon of this year, and indeed, than any other full moon since January 26 1948.”

Sarah said the perigee occurred at around 11am when the moon was hidden.

As it cleared the horizon about 5pm, it was already moving further away.

The couple said they were ‘thrilled’ to capture the shots and were delighted to be sharing them with Standard readers.

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