above : March 19th 2011, 14% larger moon, also supposed to be 30% brighter. I didn’t have a clear view of the horizon from my apartment’s balcony when the Moon was setting. Missed the shot where the airplane was right in front of the moon – managed to pull out some detail of the plane after it had crossed.

above : The view from my balcony. It’s a composite image. See the larger image below – mouse over will help you scroll from left to right and back. The various bright spots around the moon are light flares reflected in the 14-24 2.8 lens.