Friday, December 12, 2008

mooning in mexico

One of Stephen Sondheim's rare romantic lyrics can be found in "Moon in My Window" from Do I Hear A Waltz? The song traces the lives of the cast as the moon passes across the sky.

Tonight's moon could be a star in its own right. I was browsing the
La Manzanilla Message Board and came across a post announcing that Friday's moon will be the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. If you want the scientific explanation take a look at this NASA story.

I watched the moon come up Thursday night, and it was noticeably brighter. Fortunately, our on Oregon skies were clear. There is a good chance that we will have snow clouds on Friday night -- and we Oregonians will miss the event.

However, for those of you in Mexico -- grab a loved one and watch the moon rise. Be amazed.

Or, as Sondheim reassuringly reminds us: "Come again tomorrow/ I'll be here."

1 comment:

1st Mate said...

Ale at "Tinta de Mi Voz" says the moon is the closest to the earth that it's been since 1993.