There are limits to my cheapie digicam – I tried to take a picture of Super Moon Eclipse 2015, with very little to show for it. It was beautiful, very red at times, and even more dramatic as the Earth’s shadow moved away. The moon looks very close these days, very 3-D.
But I won’t bother to get a picture this morning – I’ll just tell you, GO OUTSIDE!
Right now Super Moon is hanging over the western horizon like a giant smiling face. Despite the glow that blots out a lot of stars, Orion stands up straight over my house, as though he is pursuing Super Moon. Taurus glowers down.
In the peanut gallery to the East, Venus rises on her clam shell, wearing nothing but a bright smile. She seems to be shouting a greeting to Mars, who also stands very bright, almost in the center of the Southern sky.
It’s pretty damned impressive people, enough reason to rub the grit out of your eyes and stumble out into the yard with your coffee cup before 6:30 am.