Dunt Ta Da Da—Supermoon!

For unto us, tomorrow at sunset, a supermoon will rise in the east and it shall be beautiful (though probably unseen because of the storm currently rolling over the North Coast.) On the evening of Saturday, March 19th, the biggest moon in almost twenty years will rise over our Yolla Bolly mountains. As Science News says,

The best time to look is when the Moon is near the horizon. That is when illusion mixes with reality to produce a truly stunning view. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. On March 19th, why not let the “Moon illusion” amplify a full Moon that’s extra-big to begin with? The swollen orb rising in the east at sunset may seem so nearby, you can almost reach out and touch it.

Check out the article. It has a lot of information on why this is happening and how it really isn’t dangerous contrary to some internet reports.

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