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Magnitude -12.19 and illuminated 99.9% (Source: Stellarium 0.13.2). Images taken with digital bridge. Camera in [LIVE] mode, shutter speed 1/125”, F 5.8, focal length 129mm and ISO 80. Image processed with RegiStax6 (12 pictures) and retouched with Canon Digital Photo Professional. Pictures enlarged and cropping.
Date: 02-03-2015 Hour 19:45 (00:15 UTC). Location: Cagua, State Aragua Venezuela (N 10° 11' 24.00" W 67° 27' 36.00").
Thanks for looking
P.D. A full Moon is magnitude -12.55 and illuminated 100%.
Thank you, Edison, for sharing your fine photo of this month's nearly Full Moon. It's hard for those of us up north to get outside and appreciate it during the depth of winter. The cold and snowy weather is likely the reason that this message board has been so quiet lately.
Here's another brief and surprising fact: A truly Full Moon averages about twelve times the brightness of a Half Moon.
EDIT: I just now turned to look out the window, and sailing along out there in the cold clear air is the 98.5% illuminated Moon one night after greatest fullness.