THE moon looks like a searchlight peeping through these silos and reflecting on the calm waters of a dark canal.
It was taken by photographer Gareth Mitchell when the so-called ‘super moon’ gave us a close encounter at the weekend.
Not only was it full, it was also relatively close to earth, being a mere 220,625 miles away which made it seem brighter and yellower than usual.
This was the first time since January 1992 that it had been so close and at its furthest can be 250,000 miles away.
Gareth, an amateur photographer who lives in Brighouse, said: “Rather than the standard moon close up which I have taken in the past I thought I would go for something a little different.
“The image was taken in Brighouse town centre using the Calder and Hebble Canal to capture the moon lined up between the towers of Sugden’s Mill.
“The canal was still enough to provide a good reflection for the shot.’’
And for those itching for the next ‘super moon’ – well, you’ll have to wait.They will be on November 14, 2016; January 2, 2018; January 21, 2023; November 25, 2034; January 13, 2036.
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