Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Honey Moon

I see the moon
The moon sees me
Beneath the shade
of the old oak tree.

Over the mountains
Over the sea
That's where my heart
Is longing to be.
- unknown

Summer Solstice is this Friday and tonight is the full moon. That means we're in for an extra special treat. When the sun is high in the sky creating the longest days of the year, the full moon arcs low through the southern sky giving the illusion of a hugely inflated size. Since it is so low in the sky it may also take on an orange hue, hence the term honey moon.

Whatever the scientific expanation, take a moment to step outside at sunset tonight and watch this amazing specatacle.

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