Super Moon Rising Tonight at 7:14 PM

At my regular posting time of 2PM it was overcast and snowing so I was not going to make this post. But look outside, crystal blue sky. So set the alarm to 7PM so you can race out to Good Harbor Beach or Rockport Harbor or any place you can view the skyline due east because the Super Moon is rising at 7:14 PM.

What is a Super Moon? A moon which becomes full close to perigee which means it is closest to the earth. This has not happened since March of 1983. The moon appears about 14% bigger at perigee. The moon apeears bigger because it is a full moon, (well duh), and the moon appears bigger when it is near the horizon.

So unless you want to get up at 6:16 AM to watch this Super Moon set, watch it rise. Some people think that a super moon causes more lunacy (luna, aka moon) but I think that is lunacy. But you might see some lunacy on Good Harbor Beach at 7:14 PM.

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Good Morning Gloucester reporter possessing the dangerous combination of a Press Pass and a Rubber Duck.
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5 Responses to Super Moon Rising Tonight at 7:14 PM

  1. If you want to know right where the moon is rising use the solar calculator:
    http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/solcalc/

    Because the spring equinox is just days away the sun is rising at 90 degrees on the compass or due east. The moon is rising at 97 degrees so click the sun rise button, position where you are going to be and the moon is just a wee bit south of the green line.

  2. Since it stopped snowing we also planted peas. Not Saint Patrick’s Day which is the authentic pea planting day but I think a full moon is better. Luna peas. Worled peas. Mister Big, Alaska, Little Marvel, and Wando peas.

  3. 44 minutes. 44 minutes folks. Cameras ready? Still blue to the east. I want massive moon photos posted to GMG tomorrow. Super Moons.

  4. It was wall to wall cars on Granite pier and that was before the moon showed up. Awesome Supermoon. As we were leaving cars were lined up getting out to the pier. Photos tomorrow.

  5. Couldn’t find a spot at GHB. It was wall to wall cars there too! Went to Pebble beach, two cars there. But as the girls at a Nevada Brothel would probably say; “I’ve seen Bigger” Very anti-climatic ! :(

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