Monday, March 21, 2011


This past weekend there was
a big fuss being made over the big moon.

It was big and it was beautiful

“Ask an astronomer and they say, ‘Half a degree, 180th of a right angle’ (the same as any other full moon),” said Terry Richardson, College of Charleston senior astronomy instructor, chuckling. “This will be a big half a degree.”
But it’s going to seem monstrous. The full moon will be at perigee on Saturday, the point in its orbit closest to earth. NASA’s website said the phenomenon is a super perigee moon, the biggest in almost 20 years.
It gave the impression of being bigger
because it was closer.
Things start to fly at my house
when the moon is full.


Anonymous said...

we went up to the top of the mountain to smooch and take pix of the moon :-))
Is that pic yours? Very good!! Ann

Jack said...

It just seems bigger!