Monday, May 7, 2012

NOT ALL THAT SPECTACULAR


What's all the commotion???

"At 11:34 p.m. EDT, the moon will  appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than its smallest and dimmest form, as it approaches perigee, or the period where it is closest to Earth in orbit. The moon will then line up with the sun (making it a full moon) one minute later.
Some people will look at the moon tonight and think "What's the big deal?" But let's be honest—it's not about the moon being slightly bigger. This is about a great excuse for people all over the world to stop for a second, gaze upwards, and remember just how amazing life on this planet really is. When something as magnificent as the moon is there every night, it's easy to take it for granted and lose sight of its beauty."
The Huffington Post



I have seen many more spectacular "moon rises"
during the summer months.





I think that it may have been appeared bigger in other parts of the world.
In my backyard,
it looked like any other full moon. 

1 comment:

Beverly said...

I watched it rise Saturday night orange and big over the countryside...and was definitely impressed.