Sunday, March 20, 2011

Super MOON

On March 19, 2011, a full Moon of rare size and beauty rose in the east at sunset.

It was a super "perigee moon" - the biggest in almost 20 years.

A "supermoon" is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, or perigee, leading to the technical name for a supermoon.

As viewed in different states, the color changes were amazing...ranging from pure white, to gold, to blue, to red...

And once again we were able to see the man in the moon up close and personal!  He's always there!