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“For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.” Richard H. Baker

Reflections: On Savoring SuperMoons…

Reflections: On Savoring SuperMoons…

Reflections: On Savoring SuperMoons…

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

Reflections: On Savoring SuperMoons…

Reflections: On Savoring SuperMoons…

Reflections: On Savoring SuperMoons…

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

Reflections: On Savoring SuperMoons…

Reflections: On Savoring SuperMoons…

Reflections: On Savoring SuperMoons… via Wikipedia

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/ or via Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

55 Comments leave one →
  1. 08/05/2012 12:55 am

    Lovely pics. I forgot to look 🙁

    • 13/05/2012 9:51 am

      Not to worry, I have gathered the best from NASA so we can all enjoy them once more. 🙂

  2. 08/05/2012 1:22 am

    Beautiful poems and pictures!

  3. 08/05/2012 2:13 am

    great gallery!

  4. 08/05/2012 4:50 am

    Beautiful post! I did see the Super Moon and it was amazing! 🙂

    • 13/05/2012 9:52 am

      Good for you! Did you capture any of it? 🙂

  5. 08/05/2012 5:39 am

    Apogee, is so nice to attach words to what we see. I love anything about moon! Thanks!

    • 13/05/2012 9:53 am

      Me too… I’m a big moon lover so this was sweet for me. TY! 🙂

  6. 08/05/2012 5:40 am

    Really like the info…and the photos and videos very good…~mkg

    • 13/05/2012 9:53 am

      TY Mkg! It was fun to gather and share this as I love anything to do with the moon. 🙂

  7. 08/05/2012 6:19 am

    Wonderful post! And amazing pictures of the supermoon!

    • 13/05/2012 9:54 am

      They were amazing and I’m glad to share them from NASA. TY! 🙂

  8. 08/05/2012 6:31 am

    Beautiful photos and great poems. I am happy to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. For details on the rules and acceptance please check out:

    • 13/05/2012 9:55 am

      TY for the nomination. It is much appreciated and at some point, once I’ve caught up with comments, I’ll put together a post on awards. 🙂

  9. 08/05/2012 6:58 am

    As though the full moon isn’t awesome enough? You have some wonderful takes here.

    • 13/05/2012 9:56 am

      They impressed me too and I was glad to find them on the NASA site and share them. TY! 🙂

      • 13/05/2012 9:57 am

        I thought you took these photos, and would not have known otherwise had you not clued me in. However, they are still fantastic shots! 😉

      • 13/05/2012 10:02 am

        😆 I’m glad I mentioned it then. I I have my credits and attributions at the bottom of my post above my signature. I always give credit when the photos are not mine. The best part is that Wikipedia helps me find photos in the public domain and I add credits at the end. They all came from NASA. 🙂

  10. 08/05/2012 7:35 am

    Eliz…those are some of the most amazing moon photos I’ve ever seen…and lovely with the poetry! Thank you and an early Happy Mother’s Day to you. 🙂

    • 13/05/2012 9:57 am

      TY Viv! I still have to catch up with you too! Happy Mother’s Day to you! 🙂

  11. 08/05/2012 8:07 am

    I wish you could experience a night on my back porch. I have photos of the moon as seen from my back yard perch that are unbelievable. If I was computer savvy, I would share them with you right here; but this old gal just learned how to use the pull down menu on my computer. 😉

    • 13/05/2012 9:59 am

      I hope you post them on your blog then… It would be great to see what you shot. I have lots of trees and they do tend to block out the moon at times. TY! 😉

  12. 08/05/2012 8:24 am

    Just perfect photos! I love them! I was in awe Saturday night and caught in the most beautiful sight…I kept trying to take photos, which with my camera and ability was pretty funny! But I tried. I love the Emily Dickinson poem, Elizabeth. I didn’t know it, but I will be getting a copy of that. It’s lovely! Thank you. Debra

    • 13/05/2012 11:02 am

      TY too Debra! Glad you enjoyed these pictures. I was impressed by them too. 🙂

  13. 08/05/2012 11:37 am

    I remember seeing a news report on this. The moon was larger than normal, but it was too cloudy where I live to see it. Oh well. At least I knew about this.

    • 13/05/2012 11:17 am

      At least we get to see the aftermath of shots shared by others. 😉

  14. 08/05/2012 11:42 am

    As a “moon child” (cancerian), I’m a huge fan of the moon. We were in LA and missed seeing the moon rise, but your beautiful choice of poems made up for it! Thank you!

    • 13/05/2012 11:25 am

      TY and I hope you had a great time in LA! 😉

  15. Bree permalink
    08/05/2012 3:46 pm

    Fantastic pictures and post. I am a huge moon person and this moon augurs good things and positive change for many.

    • 13/05/2012 11:26 am

      Amen to that… from your mouth to God’s ears. 😉

  16. Bree permalink
    08/05/2012 3:49 pm

    Have a great week too!

  17. 08/05/2012 4:10 pm

    Wow, those are some great supermoon photos. It looks so much bigger in your photos than it did here. But at least I got a few shots of my own.

    • 13/05/2012 11:28 am

      I was impressed by the photos too. TY! 😉

  18. 08/05/2012 9:11 pm nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. Here are the rules:
    1.Thank the blogger who gave you the award.
    2. Tell 7 things about you that have not come up in your blog.
    3. Pass this on to 7 other blogs you find inspiring and explain why.

  19. 09/05/2012 4:01 am

    Wow, super shots of an amazing sky with super moon!

    • 13/05/2012 11:30 am

      Yes, pretty amazing shots of the moon. 😉

  20. 09/05/2012 4:47 am

    Wonderful! I missed its rising 🙁

    • 13/05/2012 11:31 am

      No worries, sometimes the photos are better than what we might see in our area. 😉

  21. 09/05/2012 8:16 am

    Awesome gallery. Fantastic pictures!

  22. 09/05/2012 8:33 pm

    The moon is so beautiful when so large in our sky whether day or night! I did peek at it a bit but it was hidden behind so many trees where I live low on the horizon. So much has been written an can be written: an enigma, powerful yet relatively small, here before and after our life spans, desolate yet inviting…

  23. 09/05/2012 10:59 pm

    You are child of the moon but You are sunshine to all of us Elizabeth.Be blessed and thank You for sharing so amazing photos.

  24. 10/05/2012 4:05 pm

    Found out about this afterwards. I’m so sorry that I missed seeing it. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth.

    • 13/05/2012 11:35 am

      You are welcome! The pictures more than compensate for the missed chance. 😉

  25. 11/05/2012 3:08 am

    Great moon shots!

  26. 11/05/2012 11:55 am

    Lovely photos – I didnt get to see the super moon because it was night of dense cloud, so I appreciate you posting them. Thank you, Elizabeth 🙂

    • 13/05/2012 11:37 am

      TY! The view from my window was a bit limited too. Glad to share these. 😉


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