Saturday March 19th, was the supermoon. The moon appeared about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The moon’s orbit was the closest to the Earth that it has been since 1993, and that combined with a full moon created the supermoon effect.
Have to say that although it was a pretty moon (we had a clear night in NH) I was a little disappointed.
I expected the dogs to perhaps act a bit odd. Nope, Nessa and Digger didn’t even raise their heads to acknowledge my presence let alone that of the moon. Pippin did run around in circles, but then, Pippin ALWAYS runs around in circles, that’s kind of his thing.
The chickens weren’t bothered either. Even though I went out to the hen house late at night thinking that they would be all a twitter or at least have their feathers a bit ruffled, nada, not a thing. They were all huddled together roosting silently in the cold dark. (NH remember?)
We did make sure the kids went out to look at the moon, I mean after all, it was a noteworthy astrological event.
- “Yeah”, said Griffin who went back to his video games.
- Trevor, our learning permitted driver showed some interest only because he was able to drive the car at night to a spot where Marc could take some photos.
- Addy chatted online with her friends about it.
- Logan stopped and looked outside on his way to the night-kitchen for more food.
- “Next time this happens, I’ll be 28” said Emma who is young enough that she doesn’t realize the day will come when she will want time to slow down.
Saturday was a supermoon, the moon was closer to the earth than it’s been in many years. But like they do when their parents hover around – sometimes closer than other times – the kids just accepted this, took comfort in the fact that the moon was reliably there as always knowing that tomorrow it would start moving back to where it belonged, and moved on with their lives.
Photo credit: Marc Nozell