As Neil DeGrasse Tyson said on my Facebook page this morning, the difference in this moon and any other is the difference between a 16" pizza and a 16.05 inch pizza. I like the moon, though, and the night sky, and the stars, so I don't mind the hype. If it makes people aware of nature, even the far-away, distant mood, it's not such bad press.
|The moon rising over the trees east northeast. We were standing on the hill near The Austins.|
|She creeps a little higher.|
|There she is, all bright and beautiful.|
|Now she sits on the mountain.|
|Having nothing with which to really put the moon into perspective, I crouched down and shot a photo of the|
moon with the tail light on my car. I doubt that's a shot you see often, anyway.
|About five minutes later, through the trees at home.|
|She's over-exposed, my moon in this photo, but she's over the Peaks and the Blue Ridge.|