There is a great blog that I follow called "Starts with a Bang" written by Ethan Siegel who is a theoretical astrophysicist currently teaching at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Today's blog is titled "Supermoon" and in it he explains that the moon will be exactly 100% full on Saturday the 19th (tomorrow) and since the moon will be in "perigee" in its elliptical orbit around the earth, the full moon will be the closest that it has been to Earth since 1992...19 years ago. Combine that with the Spring Equinox on Sunday and you have a really auspicious astronomical event. The full moon will appear about ten to twelve percent larger than it normally does and it should be a very romantic sight this evening and for the next couple of nights. It would be a good opportunity to cuddle with your significant other and a glass of your favorite aphrodisiac.
In the words of Laozi (Lao Tzu), the famous old Chinese poet and founder of Taoism,
Ju tou wang ming yue
I lift my head, and look at the bright moon.
Di tou si guxiang
I bow my head, and think of my old home.
If you would like more details about the full moon, click here.
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