I took this shot of the supermoon rising over the desert last night:
About the supermoon:
Samantha Mathewson. 2016.,Supermoon' Science: NASA Explains the Closest Full Moon Until 2034. Space.Com, http://www.space.com/34714-supermoon-science-nasa-explains-closest-full-moon.htmlThe last time the full moon was so close was Jan. 26, 1948.
The November "supermoon" is extra close to Earth today (Nov. 14), providing an extraordinary sight for skywatchers — but exactly what makes this month's full moon so special? November's supermoon —a term used to describe a full moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth during the lunar orbit — will be the biggest and brightest supermoon to rise in almost 69 years. In fact, the full moon won't come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034.
Does moon madness exist?
I sure feel we are in a period of rising madness.
Cracks are fracturing.
Centuries of mindless extraction, encroaching resource limits, growing over-population. growing inequality, and revolutions of rising expectations all converge to fuel the madness.