Friday, December 12, 2008

Get An Eyefull of Extreme Perigee!

Tonight would be a good time to sneak onto a golf course, curl up with some blankets and hot toddys and howl at the full moon! Today luna will be just 222,000 miles away, closer than it's been since 1993; we won’t see it this big again until 2016. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Katie said...

SO WEIRD! I was walking my dog this morning at 6:30 a.m. and was literally FROZEN because I could see this gigantic yellow moon out!!! In the morning!!!

It must have been the precursor to this thing.

It was utterly beautiful...

Christy Raedeke said...

Oh, that's so cool! You actually saw it closer to full than when we'll look tonight - it was full at 8:37 am, PST.

Hardygirl said...

According to my sister-in-law it is called a "perigee" moon. My husband took my oldest for a hike in the moonlight.

Graeme Stone said...

See? See Christy, you are a nerd too. Weather and Astronomy aren't THAT far apart. See? Didja see that? Huh?

Christy Raedeke said...

Okay, Graeme - check and mate to you. I stand before you a true nerd.