The biggest full moon of the year

In our busy day-to-day life, certain things often slip by unnoticed. When is the last time you stepped outside to admire a full moon?

A Full Moon is Rising image

If you can’t remember the last time you admired the moon, tomorrow night is the night to do it. Thanks to the fact that our lunar neighbor will be especially close to Earth (a mere 221,802 miles away!), tomorrow’s moon is expected to be the biggest, brightest full moon of the year, also known as a supermoon.

The moon will be at least 16% brighter than average, scientists say. High tides will be higher; low tides will be lower. To catch the best glimpse of the superrmoon, look for it just after it rises or before it sets. Meanwhile, we leave you with this, from Marilyn Singer’s A Full Moon is Rising

A Full Moon is Rising

Broadway Moon (New York City, NY)


It waits behind skyscrapers,

a brilliant actor in the wings,

ready for its monthly debut.

On the sidewalk, an audience of one

watches and silently applauds

when it grandly appears.

One Comment

  1. Posted May 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, thank you, for posting this. I was tired. I had been on the phone with computer people for hours trying to solve a problem. (Not easy, when you are nearing 80.) Then I read this, went outside and looked up. Looked and looked and looked. I’m still tired, but now it’s a good time of tired. I am so grateful I didn’t miss the beauty of tonight’s moon.

    I will go to bed with that beautiful moon


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