If you happened to step outside last night you may have noticed the amazing full moon – last night we witnessed a ‘perigee full moon’, which happens approximately once a year. According to astronomers the moon was 15,300 miles closer to earth than usual last night, and appeared to be 14% bigger and a massive 30% brighter!
As I happened to be up and outside at a ridiculously early time this morning (!) I was lucky enough to witness the moon lighting up Lake Wanaka before it set behind the mountains. Unfortunately my phone camera would not focus properly on the moon itself, but I thought the photo below showed how beautifully the lake was lit up! Truly a breathtaking moment.