Monday, March 21, 2011

BIG MOON

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





It was big and it was beautiful
but


“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.
- bpetersen@postandcourier.com
 
 
It gave the impression of being bigger
because it was closer.
Things start to fly at my house
when the moon is full.








2 comments:

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!