Luna Lunar Supermoon calling

Apparently a supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with perigee – the closest that the Moon comes to the earth in its elliptical orbit.

The technical name is perigee syzygy.

The things you can learn from Wikipedia.

I also did not know that the term supermoon is astrological in origin not astronomical.

We’ve all heard tales and myths related to full moons so I won’t go into those just now.

Anyway, two nights ago I awoke in my dark bedroom, and tried to go back to sleep but could not.

I felt a call. No, not of nature. Well sort of I guess.

I didn’t feel particularly drowsy so I heeded the call. I looked at the clock on the stove. How odd, it was 3:05 a.m. Now I am not sure why I thought that odd, except I seldom wake all alert mid might.

I took the photo you see here from my living room. Actually, I wish I had taken a photo of the living room as it was bathed in light. Like day light. But it was moon light.

I spent some time with the moon, because it seemed the decent thing to do. Then happy and content went off to bed.

The whole thing was quite lovely.

I remember wondering how the moon would appear to JB, a world apart, and tonight on our usual Saturday/Sunday FaceTime she told me she had experienced the same thing. She had come home that evening and found her living room awash in light. (At different times of the day, er, night, from me of course.

So the only thing I can say from here at North of 43 is …Again, the whole thing seemed quite lovely.

Chris G August 13th ‘22

Published by


One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

11 thoughts on “Luna Lunar Supermoon calling”

  1. Lovely – and yes, I saw the supermoon at around 9.30 pm on Friday night. Amazing, as you said, my living room and bedroom were both bathed in light. I wonder how often we have such moons. Off to Wikipedia to find out.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. With no curtains do your bedtimes change depending on how long there’s light in the day or long winter nights that are darker, I have often wondered what it would be like to live naturally by the light rising when the sunrise is going to bed when the sun goes down. I will have to think about that.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Bedtimes don’t change – my husband is a man of strict routine -tv between 9 and ten – he usually dozed off. I then leap into bed with a book savouring every moment till he comes. I’m then five minutes and we’re asleep. We get up between five and seven depending on the light or the alarm and what plans we have

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s