Monday, March 21, 2011

Supermoon: March 19

A supermoon (or more accurately a perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system) occurs when the full moon coincides with the point of the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth. The term "perigee" means the point when the moon is closest to the Earth, and syzygy is a full or new moon. Hence, perigee-syzygy = supermoon.


  1. suuuuuuuuuupermooon! how beautiful was it? we had swirly clouds around that night. lovely!

  2. It's totally beautiful and what a fun thing to say!!

  3. we were so lucky to have a clear night. i stayed up to see it. i don't know for sure that it looked any larger than usual, but wow it was beaming... and beautiful.


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