Saturday, July 12, 2014


Ok Guys and Gals --- Tonight is the night !!

The night?  For What ?

Tonight is one of those nights when you can see a Supermoon !!!

Actually, this year there will be three (count them 1,2, 3) supermoons.

They will occur on July 12 (tonight), August 10, and September 9.

So what is a supermoon?

Well, according to a quote on the website, a Supermoon is " a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit."

Of course, that explanation is kinda wordy and esoteric.

So -- for a more 'readable' article and explanation from NASA (your tax dollars at work) which includes a video explanation, check out this link about the SUPERMOON

But, if you want to skip the article (who would want to do that?) and only view the  video explanation HERE'S THE VIDEO LINK to SUPERMOON

But whatever you decide to do -- be sure to go outside and check out the Supermoon tonight.

And -- HINT -- the best time to see it is at sunset tonight when it will appear to be even larger because, as the NASA website explains:

"The illusion occurs when the Moon is near the horizon.  For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. When the Moon illusion amplifies a perigee Moon, the swollen orb rising in the east at sunset can seem super indeed."

So go outside and check out tonight's Supermoon!!!!! You will be glad you did