2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Supermoon
July 10, 2013
The last full moon was a supermoon. This meant the moon was at its fullest point in the monthly cycle and about an hour later it was at perigee (its closest point to Earth for that month). According to the interwebs, this is pretty rare so I went out searching in our 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.
I drove around for two hours and finally the Supermoon emerged from behind the clouds. It lit up the empty rooftop and the SLS long enough for me to snap a few shots and appreciate the engineering required to make such a comfortable, drivable road car capable of going 200 mph. I imagine similar levels of intellect were required to track the moon as it came within 221,823 miles of Earth.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 26,500 miles