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?
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:
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.