Saturday, May 5, 2012

Supermoon

Tonight's full moon will be the biggest, brightest moon of the year, and closer to the earth than at any other time -- so close you could reach out and touch it with your tongue.

5 comments:

The Querulous Squirrel said...

My husband is flying to France tonight. I hope the pilot doesn't get moonstruck and then they land on the moon by mistake. I'm sure the pastries won't be as delicious.

Tai said...

He'd have to wait for the moon to enter its crescent phase: that's when the man in the moon starts baking lunar croissants.

The Querulous Squirrel said...

Ha! Parfait!

Polaris said...

Beautiful picture! Threw me off for a moment to see Tycho up north. I wonder, did you take the picture lying down on the ground?

I missed the super-perigee this year and the annular solar eclipse too (on account of being in the wrong place at the right time). :-(.

Tai said...

Polaris, this lovely photo came courtesy of NASA. Perhaps the photographer was in space? Or a robot? Anything is possible.