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Capturing a 'super' moon

 

May 15, 2020

The May 7 full moon was the final supermoon of 2020. Cloquet photographer and retired doctor Dana Malkovich shared this photo he took of a 98.5 percent full moon at 5:14 a.m. May 6, looking east as it ascended above the trees lining the St. Louis River in Jay Cooke State Park.

"Supermoon" is not a scientific word, Malkovich said. "It is an astrological term applying to the full moon when it nears its perigee, the point when the moon is closest to earth in its elliptical orbit. At that point the moon looks slightly larger, maybe 15 percent, than what we typically see."

He said he used a p...



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