I love the Supermoon and its unique qualities and energies. So you can imagine my delight when I read about an impending Supermoon; scheduled to brighten the night sky on May 5th. A SuperMoon is a term coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, in 1979, for a phenomenon that occurs when the moon appears to be both larger than the norm and closer to the earth. It is according to notes in Wikipedia “the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the moon’s disk as seen from Earth.” The technical name is perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. I found some examples on NASA and have shared same with you. The videos share vital information and the poetry compliment the moon in all her magnificence.
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”Anton Chekhov
ScienceCasts: The Super Moon of May 2012
The Moon by Emily Dickinson
The moon was but a chin of gold
A night or two ago,
And now she turns her perfect face
Upon the world below.
Her forehead is of amplest blond;
Her cheek like beryl stone;
Her eye unto the summer dew
The likest I have known.
Her lips of amber never part;
But what must be the smile
Upon her friend she could bestow
Were such her silver will!
And what a privilege to be
But the remotest star!
For certainly her way might pass
Beside your twinkling door.
Her bonnet is the firmament,
The universe her shoe,
The stars the trinkets at her belt,
Her dimities of blue.
If I could sit on a balcony and gaze at the full moon, I would… More below
“You have to be able to appreciate these things. How many people can say it was a full moon last night and appreciate it?” Sandy Miller
ScienceCasts: SuperMoon 2011
Famous Chinese Prose Poem bySu Shih (lived in the Song Dynasty (1037-1101)
How often does the bright moon come?
With Wine, I ask of the blue sky.
In the heavily palaces,
I wish to return there, riding the wind,
but fear that in the high places of jade halls and eaves,
I cannot fend off the cold. Rising to dance with my clear shadow,
scarcely possible that I among men,
turn around the red lacquered pavilions,
dip below the silken-curtained windows,
shine on the sleepless.
There ought not be regrets,
but why so often are you full at times of parting?
Men have sorrow and joy and farewell and union.
The moon has clouds and clear skies,
waxing and waning.
Perfection is rare since days of old,
so wish only that the years be long,
to share beauty even across a thousand miles.
I hope you enjoyed this outing… What are your thoughts? Have you seen a Supermoon? Does it affect you in any way? Do you love the energy they radiate? What impact do they make on earth and why? Do share! Thank you.
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: The moon holds our promises and our secrets… Protect yours.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All photos SuperMoon photos via Nasa/Space.com or via Wikipedia
- Super Moon (monicazimagery.wordpress.com)
- Super Moon Full Scorpio monty aftermath, it was gorgeous by Tara greene (infinitynow.wordpress.com)
- ‘Super moon’ captivates star gazers (skynews.com.au)
- Super Full Moon Aftermath (omanxl1.wordpress.com)
- Super Moon Moments and Memories (thistimethisspace.com)
- Reader’s super photos of ‘super moon’ | UTSanDiego.com (drweb.typepad.com)
- Super Moon at Perigee (merlinspielen.com)