Monday, March 21, 2011

Super moon!

Did you get a chance to see the moon the last couple of nights? I didn't, because it was cloudy here. I was disappointed. It was not only a full moon but a super "perigree moon". It is closer to the earth now than it has been for nearly 20 years, so it looks as much as 14% bigger than other full moons we see. Since I'm not a scientist, I'll let you get a better explanation from the NASA site here.

When I got up this morning, however, I was quite pleased to notice that the moon was still in the sky. And indeed, it did appear to be a little bigger (isn't that an oxymoron?) than usual to me. These aren't the greatest pics, but the best I could get. Take a look to see what you think.

(Click on any photo to enlarge.)

Kinda hard with nothing to compare it to, right? But pretty, nonetheless.


Anonymous said...

That whole super moon thing was much adieu about nothing.

There, that's the first time I've every typed that word.

Oh my the verification word is fuler.
I think the moon couldn't get any fuler.

Grandma G said...

"Adieu"??? Are you sure? ;)