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The best picture we could get of the supermoon..

We are enjoying the snow today...

Our finch bags are loaded with finches..

Another view..

California Quail on the ground...

Steller's Jay...

Last one!


We are enjoying our time in Reno. We had a little bit of snow today, it was beautiful coming down. It didn’t stay long, we are hoping for more soon. We are getting a lot of birds at our feeders, the finches are all over the finch bags, we have Steller’s Jays, Scrub Jays, and much more including California Quails all over the ground. We also had a great view of the supermoon this week. I am adding the best picture I could get of it. It was outstanding! I am adding a paste below from Wikipedia for more information. I hope you enjoy the snow and the birds. Check back later for more from Reno.

The November 14, 2016 supermoon was 356,511 kilometres (221,526 mi) away[1] from the center of Earth, the closest occurrence since January 26, 1948. It will not be closer until November 25, 2034.[2]

The supermoon of March 19, 2011 (right), compared to a more average moon of December 20, 2010 (left), as viewed from Earth A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.[3] The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth–Moon–Sun system.[a] The term supermoon is not astronomical, but originated in modern astrology.[4] The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but this effect is very slight.[5]

The opposite phenomenon, an apogee-syzygy, has been called a micromoon,[6] though this term is not as widespread as supermoon.

The most recent supermoon occurred on November 14, 2016, the closest to Earth since January 26, 1948, and the next one like this will not be until November 25, 2034.[7] The closest supermoon of the century will occur on December 6, 2052.[8]

Occasionally, a supermoon coincides with a total lunar eclipse. The most recent occurrence of this was in September 2015, while the next time will be in October 2033.[9]

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