Friday, December 12, 2008

The Brightest Night of the Year

If you live in North America, and most of my readers do, then tonight you will be able to experience the brightest night of the year. Tonight the moon will be several thousand miles closer to Earth than normal. In fact, it will be at its closest point all year.

The moon will be full and will appear to be its largest at moonrise. If you happen to be out later this evening turn you head up to the sky and enjoy it!

An interesting little fact about all of this is that scientists still have no idea why the Moon appears bigger at times than at others. Of course sometimes the moon is actually closer, but no where near as close to justify how large it might appear. There are just some things in God's creation that still remain elusive and a mystery.

I don't know about anyone else, but sometimes I seem to enjoy things a little more when we haven't completely figured them out. I don't think we will arrive at the point; nonetheless, pity the day when we solve all mysteries in life and the world we live in.

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Karla said...

It sure was pretty!

Lynn said...

I guess that's why I enjoy your blog.