When I returned to Seattle my jet lag gave me the opportunity to see the moon very early in the morning. As I gazed out at the city, this view took my breath away. When I have traveled across the globe I also look up at the stars and moon. It reminds me that people all over the world who look up, will see the same stars and the same moon.
A supermoon refers to a full moon that is closer to Earth than average. This happened three times in 2016 on October 16, November 14, and December 14. On November 14, the moon was a super supermoon since it was not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon so far in the 21st century. The full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034 (from science.nasa.gov). Wow, did you catch it?
I think my desire to “look up” came from my mom who has a fascination with the moon and all of its phases. She knows exactly what phase the moon is in and will remind me to look for the full moon!