The moon, like the sun is something we take for granted but count on "like clockwork". But one phase of the moon gets our full attention when it is closest to the earth. The moon's closest point to earth in its orbit is called "perigee".
Tonight, August 29, 2015 is the first of a string of 3 full supermoons before the end of the year. On September 28th the supermoon will be a special treat to include a total lunar eclipse! Some call it a Blood Moon eclipse. The third full supermoon will be on October 27th.
With a little planning you can find structures to use in the foreground of your supermoon photos to add even more drama or just perspective. The Oregon Coast supermoon kept me guessing tonight as the fast-moving clouds added to the challenge.
Follow the link to read more about this intriguing phase of the moon and what it all means: EarthSky.org