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Looking for potential CP for A3

Looking for potential CP for A3

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A supermoon graces the sky over the Cosumnes River Preserve near Thonrton early Monday morning. Due to its slight elliptical orbit, the moon is at times closer or farther away from the earth. When its closest approach, know as it’s perigee, coincides with a full moon it is what’s known as a supermoon. Supermoons occur on average once ever 14 months. Monday’s supermoon was its closest its been since Jan. 26, 1948. It was 221,524 mile from earth compared with the average distance of 238,900 miles. Another supermoon this close won’t happen until Nov. 24, 2034. This is an example of a moon photo at dusk where the ambient light and the light of the moon are nearly balanced. CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD

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    Clifford Oto

    Clifford Oto, an award-winning photographer, has been with The Record since 1984. Through the changes from black and white to digital photography, he’s kept his focus on covering the events, people and life of San Joaquin county. This blog deals ... Read Full
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