Thursday, March 5, 2015

Biggest micro moon ever

I visited a friend this afternoon and came back to my Mom's about dusk.  As I walked into Mom's sun room with its big east facing windows, I noticed a flash of red low in the sky. It was a huge, orangey-red full moon.

As I write, the moon is higher in the sky and silver. I read here that tonight's full moon is the smallest one of the year, but it looked enormous as it rose over my Mom's woods at the eastern edge of her Ohio farm.

Tonight's full moon is the called a micro moon or mini moon because it's 30,000 miles farther from Earth than the closest full moon of the year.  But it looked plenty big when it first rose above the trees in my Mom's wood.