It cannot have escaped your attention this past weekend that the Earth was treated to a supermoon. The correct terminology for this felicitous event is a perigee syzygy, but the reasons for the interesting nomenclature need not detain us.
The point is that Saturday night was clear in London and gave those of us who live there a magnificent view:
Which, just like a lunar orbit, brings me to a place I’ve been before. I photographed the full moon back at the turn of 2010 with what was then a brand new telescope. I wrote a blogpost about the excitement of my first fantastically detailed views of the moon — and the planets — and am preternaturally pleased that it has been included in the Open Laboratory 2010 collection, which is published today.
You should really think about buying a copy. It only costs money and has forty-nine wonderful examples of the best science writing on blogs.
And a piece by me. 😉