Bask in These Photos of Last Night's Absurdly Beautiful Supermoon
The world saw the biggest and brightest full moon we're expected to see this year on Tuesday night. It was a perigee-syzygy moon, more commonly known as a supermoon, and the photos captured all around the world by professionals and regular-degular Twitter users are breathtaking.
We spoke with photographer Eric Barberet, who captured a gorgeous shot of the supermoon and posted it to his photography page on Facebook.
Barberet shot the photo from his garden around 10pm local time in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. He used a telescope and zoomed with a reflex camera (a camera he politely explained to me was just a digital camera that allows you to change lenses).
"Like the Nikon d7100," he said, which... sort of helped me understand. "It wasn't hard to shoot the supermoon. A lot of light."
Many other stunning shots are now circulating, so we put together some of our favorites:
Gazing into space feels like getting reassuring advice from the wisest and most reasonable person in the world. Times may be tough, but the image of a gorgeous full moon blown up in our shared evening sky reminds us that there exists so much beauty beyond the here and now, a universe so vast and unimaginable that catching even a glimpse of its cosmic excellence is enough to briefly distract us from the troubles that would otherwise consume us.