Tonight was the night that the moon was going to be the closest to the earth for another 19 years. That meant it was supposed to appear larger. Determined as I was to capture this, I set out with a friend after an early dinner to set up our tripods and cameras in readiness for the big event. Our biggest concern was a potential cloud cover. There were scattered, thin clouds and sure enough, they remained on the horizon as the moon rose. But we snapped away regardless. However, I've seen larger appearing moon rises in the past. Maybe it was the clouds and haze in the sky, but we weren't impressed! So much for all the hype.