It’s always there – even on nights it isn’t visible – so it’s easy to take the moon for granted. It’s pretty amazing, though, that there’s a whole world-sized satellite just out of reach. Consider, in all of history, a mere dozen people have set foot on it. Sunday sees one of three supermoons this year. Supermoons occur when the moon is full during its perigee – its closest approach to Earth – and seems larger than usual. It’s a good weekend, then, to take a closer look at the familiar.
With moonrise at about 8 p.m. on Sunday (and with the moon appearing larger near the horizon anyway) there ought to be little to no competition between viewing the year’s largest full moon and getting the kids to bed on time. If urban or suburban lights obscure the night sky where you live, you may want to plan a drive someplace more rural.
Also this weekend …towneplayers.org ncmuseumofhistory.org
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