Look, it’s Super Moon!

The moon has lit up the sky the last few nights.

Super Moon has lit up the sky the last few nights.

I’m sorry my little camera can’t do justice to the enormous, bright moon we’ve had the last few nights. I took these photos two nights ago, as  Super Moon mounted the sky.

Super Moon is defined as “… a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.”

I knew it wasn’t just my imagination. It has been so bright, and each night coming up a little later – at 5am it still lit my bedroom like a torch. 

Here’s an interesting article from earthsky.org

http://earthsky.org/space/what-is-a-supermoon

There's something about a moon like this that makes the house look cozy and safe.

Super Moon shines through every window in the house. 

 

A perfect sea for a little wooden shoe boat.

Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night sailed off in a wooden shoe – sailed on a river of crystal light, into a sea of dew…

I wonder if Eugene Field was inspired by a Super Moon. 

 

 

 

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