Saturday, March 19, 2011


I meant to tack this stargazer heads-up onto today's post but as usual my menopausal gremlin Forgetful slipped it from my mind.

Tonight's full moon will be at perigee, or the spot in its orbit that is closest to the earth. It's a rare event (only happens once every eighteen years) and if you can catch the moon as it's rising in the east, it will probably look much bigger than normal. If you're stuck in an urban area, you might take your kids and/or the ones you love to a park or other spot with an uncluttered view of the sky to have a moonlight walk or picnic. If the weather holds here I'm going to try to photograph my view.*

*Added: I did manage to get a few shots of it, which you can see over on the photoblog here.

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