Saturday, March 19, 2011

Supermoon Tonight


Go outside after dark this evening. You might see something interesting. Even if you aren't spying on the neighbors. Tonight, the moon will appear bigger and closer than it has in almost twenty years. That's why they call it . . . prepare yourself for the mind-boggling creativity . . . a supermoon.

Enjoy.

One more thing. Take your camera with you. Snap some photos. And please send me a better picture than the one shown above!

UPDATE: I received some fantastic supermoon photos from readers, and I will post them asap! SEE A FEW BELOW, COURTESY OF DSK AND ROBERT!


22 comments:

Ari the Awesome said...

Cool!!! My parents once took me to go see Neil deGrasse Tyson, who's a really funny astrophysicist. I one part of his show, he talked about how he always gets annoyed with biologists, for having names like 'deoxyribonucleic acid', while he has names like 'big bang', 'black hole', or 'sun spots'. The supermoon is another great example.

Unknown to you said...

So cool! I like the name! Easy to remember!

Unknown to you said...

I am trying to follow you but it keeps saying my URL is incorrect. I typed in Bank St. Irregular. Just wondering what I should type in.

MushroomCloud said...

scientists are notoriously unimaginative when it comes to naming things. I mean, considering that they're supposed to be smart, surely they could be clever as well. oh well. another excellent example is Greenwich mean time. I mean, naming a line for some random English town it passes through seems pretty stupid. oh well...

Aria the Cellist said...

Wow~ this is very awesome! thanks for posting. ! I think they're called perigree moons, can't wait to see them tonight!

Kirsten Miller said...

Unknown: the URL is kirstenmillerbooks.blogspot.com

Toodles*** said...

Love the name. I think it describes it well. :D

But will it be a Supermoon down under as well? Because, technically, your tonight was our last night. And it was raining here last night. So I couldn't see a thing.

Because I would love to see it, I just don't know if I've missed it.

Unknown to you said...

Thanks, I finally found out that you just click the follow button at the top of the screen!

Toodles*** said...

Sorry this has nothing to do with the post, but...

I need help! I'm doing a movie-cast report for school on Kiki Strike, and I have to make a cast for the movie. I can't think of any well known actresses that would be good to play Luz!!! I'm stuck! Please help me!
(And sorry, I dont think Alyson Stoner's right for her. Please say someone else :D )

And this is the cutest thing ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZrey50oW2E

Some random little kid did a book report on Kiki Strike.

Toodles*** said...

Sorry, last comment- promise.

But i just found this on the link you gave us:

Speculations of a link between the occurrence of supermoons and natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, and volcanic activity are extremely tenuous.

It says it can't be proven, but does it sound familiar? If not, let me put it this way-

Australia- cyclone.
New Zealand- earthquake
Japan- Earthquake

Anonymous said...

Hey,did these(http://www.bakerstreetjournal.com/) guys give you the idea for the name 'Irregulars'?

squidlings said...

I went outside to see the 'supermoon', then realized it was raining.

It always seems to rain when interesting things are happening in the sky. >.<

Delaney said...

The moon was so beautiful last night! Supermoon is a great name, it makes me think of a moon wearing a superhero cape XD

Some Lost Melody said...

Spring is here :D HAPPY NAWRUZ!!!!

Alice the Elf said...

i think i saw that, i thought it was just a harvest moon though.oopsies.

The 355 said...

It was amazing!

Anonymous said...

Huh. Sounds cool!

Too bad I missed it :(

Anonymous said...

Any good supermoon pictures?

Robert in San Diego

Netta said...

that is breathtakingly beauiful its icy! and super bubbly ( if u dont know what im mean look at bogus to bubbly by scot westerfeld)

EQ said...

I saw that! It was stunning. Now I know why people say a 'plump tangerine moon hung in the sky'...

"One warm October night, 3 deliveries were made in the same neighborhood. A plump tangerine moon had just risen. At each place the doorbell was rung and an envelope left propped outside the door. Each door was opened onto an empty street. Each of the people who lived there lived alone, and each had a hard time falling asleep that night..."

It was exactly the right sky--perfect for mysterious happenings.

EQ said...

@ Mushroom Cloud: I think it was because the system we use comes from when the Brits ruled the world. No idea why Greenwich, of all places, though.

@ Toodles: make that "Japan: earthquake, monster tsunami, and nuclear meltdown." No luck, huh?

@ Anonymus: I thought it was from the Baker Street Irregulars, from Sherlock Holmes. They were these kids ("urchins"--your newsboy / street kid type, I think) that he hired whenever he needed to find someone/thing in the city. They could comb the city in a matter of hours--kids can go anywhere and talk to / spy on anyone and never get noticed.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mushroomcloud and EQ:

Greenwich was probably selected for the time mark because that was where the Royal Observatory was, since 1675, and they'd be drawing the celestial navigation charts and tables there.

Robert in San Diego