Super Swiss Cheese Rises!

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s SUPERmoon!!!

Is it really made of Swiss Cheese???

The largest full moon of 2013, a so-called “supermoon,” will light up the night sky this weekend, but there’s more to this lunar delight than meets the eye.
On Sunday, June 23, at 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT), the moon will arrive at perigee — the point in its orbit its orbit bringing it closest to Earth), a distance of 221,824 miles. Now the moon typically reaches perigee once each month (and on some occasions twice), with their respective distances to Earth varying by 3 percent.
But Sunday’s lunar perigee will be the moon’s closest to Earth of 2013. And 32 minutes later, the moon will officially turn full. The close timing of the moon’s perigee and its full phase are what will bring about the biggest full moon of the year, a celestial event popularly defined by some as a “supermoon.”

So what will you be doing when the Supermoon rises? Me? I may find myself howling along with some classic CCR!


14 Responses

  1. Time for a drink!

  2. Speaking of lunacy…

  3. Wow Hugo! Schoolhouse Rock was always a good way to explain something! Even something corrupt.

  4. Time for a drink!

    Or some barbecue!

  5. or some BBQ and a drink!

  6. Excellent Fredster, and for dessert…….moon pie!

  7. But of course! What better for dessert? 🙂

  8. I had to do it.

  9. I love that movie!

    We know a bunch of the CCR guys. Laker used to hang with one of their kids.

  10. Good one Sophie! I love CCR socal!

  11. My cats love the super moon. They’ve been having all-nighters.

  12. @lyn any sign of MKBill on those “all-nighters”?


  13. imustprotest: LOL. My kitties are indoor boys.

  14. lyn, MKB has been known to party indoors too! Just ask Uppity about her paypal acct. and MKB’s nip habit!

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