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Oxford Mail’s Camera Club has stunning photos of moon


Aug 15, 2022

PHOTOGRAPHERS across Oxfordshire captured stunning photos of the Sturgeon Moon as it lit up skies on Thursday (11) night.

The Sturgeon Moon occurs when the moon moves nearer to the Earth and it can sometimes be consider a “supermoon”.

However, The National Space Centre said it did not consider it close enough to Earth to be one.

Oxford Mail: Picture by Lucie JohnsonPicture by Lucie Johnson

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Although there is no official definition, supermoons must be closer than 360,000km this moon, which peaked at 2.36am, was about 361,408km away.

Oxford Mail: Picture by Simon GannonPicture by Simon Gannon

It was much closer than the average Earth-Moon distance, but not quite close enough.

It is the fourth and final Sturgeon Mood of the year.

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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