Saturday evening, the full moon rose. It’s called a perigee moon, 14 percent closer and 30 percent brighter than a more typical full moon.
A full moon hasn’t been this close to Earth since 1993.
The same Spring Oprah interviewed Michael Jackson, one of the most watched interviews in TV history.
The same Spring North Carolina won the NCAA Basketball championship. Michigan lost.
The same Spring a truck carrying explosives blew up below the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Not saying the perigee had anything to do with all that. But there has been a whole lotta tweeting going on about natural disasters occurring on perigee moons.
Scientists say the full moon will produce tides about an inch higher, if that.
I think it’s safe to go out and enjoy the sight. It’s been years since it’s been here–this close.
BTW: The photo I took around 8, when the moon fianally cleared the clouds.