Full Cold Moon

Tonight, the largest moon of the year will be hanging in the sky over our heads. Normally at this time of year, in this particular part of the world, observing the heavens is an exercise in futility (and can get you really wet if you’re doing it outside). And judging from today’s downpour, I won’t be seeing the moon tonight. But yesterday was clear, and although not officially full, the moon was big and brilliant. A full cold moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, is the full moon that is closest to the earth and occurs each December. It really is a lot brighter than other moons. I went for a walk last night and the world was almost daylight bright with that white beacon in the sky.

The Kaiser noticed it in the morning, coming over the horizon, gigantic and orange. It’s a strange and beautiful sight to see such a large moon. I remember the moon over the Amazon being so big it seemed like I was on a different planet. It wasn’t quite as big as the one in  Joe Versus the Volcano, but it was pretty close.

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~ by standupmimi on December 12, 2008.

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