The full moon on Saturday, May 5th, was the largest and brightest of 2012: a "Super Moon".
The moon was full at the the same time that its elliptical orbit brought it closest to earth ("perigee").
During a "Super Moon", the moon can appear to be 30% brighter and 14% larger than it does when it is farthest away from earth ("apogee").
Of course we had to get some pictures....
Here are some favorite shots, using just the point and shoot camera on a tripod.
"And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon."