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Keywords:Moon, Wolf Moon, 70-200 mm
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Dimensions1719 x 1143
Original file size138 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken29-Jan-10 19:27
Date modified29-Jan-10 19:37
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D300
Focal length280 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/2500 at f/4
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-2/3 EV
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modeSpot
"Wolf" Moon

"Wolf" Moon

The 2010 wolf moon will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than any other full moon this year, because our cosmic neighbor will actually be closer to Earth than usual.

The moon was at its closest perigee—the nearest it gets to our planet during its egg-shaped orbit—for 2010, reaching a distance of 221,577 miles from Earth.

January's full moon is also called the wolf moon, according to Native American tradition associating this month's full moon with wolves howling in the cold midwinter.