Step outside tonight and view the full moon. It will be 14% larger and 35% brighter than any full moon this year. Why? The moon will be at its Perigee which is astronomy talk meaning the moon is at its closest approach to earth in its ellipical orbit. Tonight and Friday night should be a spectacular event. I will have my grandkids out watching this through my telescope. You will not need a telescope to enjoy the view.
We had the most wonderful full moon tonight - BIG, and very bright; I spent some time outside to watch it whenever it got a chance to break through the clouds - and the night wasn't dark at all, the light everything was bathed in was awsome. I went back inside with a most peaceful feeling.
"Now here's my secret", said the fox, "it is very simple. It is only with ones heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
("The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
"The soul would have no rainbow, if the eye had no tears." (Native American Proverb)
The moon was beautiful here in the north Georgia Mountains. But when I see that big full moon in the sky all I can think about is the number of births we will have that night, and the strange behavior that it brings out in people.