Saturday evening my husband and I drove down to Newburyport, MA to see the perigee moon. Perigee and apogee refer to the distance from the earth to the moon, with perigee being when the moon is closest to the earth. This makes the moon appear larger in the sky. Apparently Saturday’s full moon was the closest it’s been since March of 2003.
There were plenty of people out there with us watching the moon rise. No one seemed to be disappointed, but then again, this wasn’t really the type of crowd that would be dismayed if nature failed to dazzle. After all, we were all gathered at the end of the waterfront boardwalk, bundled in winter jackets to watch the moon rise.
So quietly, we sat to watch the full moon rise, each of us with our own appreciation for what we had before us.
The photo above might not be the best shot, but I love it because to me, the clouds look like horses racing across the moon.