Sounds like the perfect name for a Chinese Buffet or a micro brew, but it’s not.
The term supermoon refers to a full moon (or new moon) which is making its closest approach to our planet which prompts us Earthling’s to see it, and say “ahhhhh!”
The people who make a living keeping an eye on all things universe related don’t like the term “supermoon.” They prefer to call it perigee-syzygy.
I’ll stick with supermoon.
The last time we had a supermoon was March ’11 and I was one of those letting out a collective “ahhhhh!”
With a couple of friends, a few bottles of Champage and my iPhone, we sat looking along the shore gazing out over the Atlantic waiting for the moon to begin its rise.
When bottle one was finished and the cork was popped on number two, someone yelled, “there it is!”
The pinkish-colored globe started to appear on the horizion and quickly rose above the water. We all sat quietly as we watched it get bigger and bigger, pointing our fingers as if we could touch it.
Watching it rise from the ocean to its spot high in the heavens was something that made us stop and reflect on the wonders of nature and the beauty that surrounds us.
Tomorrow, our lunar friend will be passing by once again. Do yourself a favor and pick your favorite park, beach, lake or your backyard and spend a few minutes watching the moon rise instead of the television.
With all the crap on TV, the supermoon may be the best thing you’ve watched in a long time.