Capturing the supermoon

Gem Toes’s picture of the supermoon

Gem Toes’s picture of the supermoon

First published in News
Last updated

OXFORDSHIRE’S amateur photographers were out in force on Sunday as a rare supermoon was on display.

Supermoons occur when a full moon reaches the point in its orbit which is closest to the Earth.

This means that the moon appeared unusually large and bright on Sunday evening around the globe.

Oxford Mail:

Headington resident Spike Holifield, 51, took this picture, above, of the moon from his back garden.

The sound engineer said: “I was just at home in the back garden.

“I went out to the shed and saw the moon through the break in the clouds so I set up a tripod.

“The moon was awesome and it was definitely worth taking the time to photograph it.”

Gem Toes, 32, from Kidlington, also took pictures she took of Sunday’s supermoon. She said: “I set up my tripod in the middle of the road and there were a lot of neighbours giving me funny looks. It was beautiful.”

The next supermoon will appear in September.

Our top stories

Megan's death 'leaves hole in the lives of all who knew her'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

THE death of an Oxfordshire schoolgirl has sparked a social media trend to keep her “wonderful, infectious” spirit alive.

Former cop: I was told to stop raising alarm years before Bullfinch

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

A RETIRED police officer who tried to blow the whistle on sexual abuse before Operation Bullfinch said senior county council managers must have known about his concerns.

School century is something to celebrate

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 5th March 2015

YOUNG musicians, actresses, poets and dancers performed to a sold-out crowd at the Sheldonian Theatre as part of a school centenary.

Vice-chancellor 'third highest paid in UK'

Oxford Mail: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

9:30am Thursday 5th March 2015

OXFORD University’s vice-chancellor was the third highest paid in the UK last year, according to a report.

Police look into alleged assault of boy on school grounds

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:30am Thursday 5th March 2015

REPORTS a teenage boy was assaulted at a Headington school are being investigated by police.

No police updates over missing Emily

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Thursday 5th March 2015

Police say they have no updates on their search for missing woman Emily Stiff.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree