Same Full Moon in Kenya & US

Friend Wendie Old just sent me an e-mail that said this weekend we will see the biggest moon of the year.  I am not a star-gazer as our friends John and Meg Menke are, with those round dome telescopes in their backyard (very cool, however; see photo below), but it is fascinating that the same huge moon I see will also be shining over my friends in Kenya.  Seven hours earlier but same brilliant ball!  From the space.com website:

“The moon will officially become full Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month’s full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year’s biggest.”

We really are one world in so many ways.  I wish I were in the Mara, with a clear sky to view Saturday’s moonshine!  Jackson e-mailed that heavy rains have made everything green and lush.  “It is all green, wet and muddy.”  On a night with a huge moon, standing in a huge savannah with no electricity to get in the way of a clear sky—well, I’m guessing the view will be spectacular.

 

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