Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday house, now with extra glow

The moon is the closest it's been to Earth since 1993. The next time it will hit its perigee will be in 2016. This "long night moon" is as much as 14 percent wider and 30 percent brighter than your run-of-the-mill full moon.

Not that you can tell here, since it appears I have schmutz on my lens. But it makes for an interesting effect.

Go out and look at the moon tonight! Wherever you are, you know I'm looking at it, too.


  1. This is so sciencey! I was wondering that last night. It looked HUGH!

  2. So that's why it was so big and almost scary!

  3. I did enjoy the Full Cold Moon this weekend, through the half inch gloves of ice enveloping our trees.

    Rick in VT

  4. Mimi and Vicki, it sure was impressive!

    Rick, that's a lot of ice! I heard you all got slammed. Power still on?

    Betts, sometimes schmutz ain't so bad ...

  5. Your fabulous house looks so festive! Excellent lighting, including the Man on the Moon.