In this beach and skyscape from Alicante, Spain, July's Full Moon shines
in the dark blue twilight, its reflection coloring the Mediterranean waters. Near the horizon, the moonlight is reddened by its long path
through the atmosphere, but this Full Moon was also near perigee, the
closest point to Earth along the Moon's elliptical orbit. That made it a Supermoon, a mighty 14% larger and 30% brighter than a Full Moon at
apogee, the Moon's farthest orbital swing. Of course, most warm summer
nights are a good time to enjoy a family meal oceanside, but what fish do
you catch on the night of a Supermoon? They must be Moon breams ...