As have all of you this month. What a fabulously bright month it has been, and the last few days have been particularly bright thanks to the moon. Although my header and first two squares are actually from March. When I was scheduling April Bright Squares I wasn’t certain if I would be able to capture the April moon, so I thought it best to be prepared with some I had taken earlier.

The March full moon was known as the Worm Moon and it was still wriggling across the sky the following morning which is when I decided to zoom in.

I still find it extraordinary that I can can take this kind of shot of the moon with a hand held camera. Technology is amazing.

The photograph below is the April full moon, yes like a few of you I managed to get a shot! An April full moon is known as the Pink Moon, or Egg Moon or in some parts of the world as the Sprouting Grass Moon. The names reflecting what is happening on earth rather than the colour of or happenings on the moon.

April’s moon is/was closer than the March moon, which is why it is known as a super moon and why so many people have been photographing it. It just looks enormous. Apparently the technical name is a perigee syzygy or a full Moon around perigee.

What do you think – does the full moon in March look very different to April’s full moon? As far as I was concerned I found March much easier to photograph. Despite the moon being closer this week, and therefore larger, I struggled with focusing Monday night. Maybe the Somerset air was affecting me, or perhaps it was the knowledge that squares is almost over for another month. I cannot believe it is my penultimate Bright Square. Actually maybe it isn’t as I have yet to prepare the final gallery!

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