Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Worm moons


The Frenchman and I were sipping our drinks on the terrace last night and discussing the spiraling of events in the time of Virus - wondering whether or not to jump on cheap air tickets or whether travel will be shut down (I say, Jump), when I spotted this moon rising above his right shoulder.

We stopped talking, as one should, and watched.

His pictures will be better.

It had to be a special moon, and turns out it was: the first of three supermoons this year (a supermoon is when a full moon coincides with its perigree - the point in its orbit when it is closest to Earth). And this one is known as the Worm Moon! Because worms tend to break dormancy around this time of year. Since yesterday's temperature was 20'C/68'F - let's assume the worms are woke!

Come and greet the worms and early spring things (maple blossoms, lesser celandine, field garlic, garlic mustard and so much more) on my walk on March 19th, our Vernal Equinox, on an early evening stroll in Prospect Park (5pm - 7pm), There will be a wild drink and spring snacks. Book via the link below.

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2 comments:

  1. A fine photograph...thank you for posting it! Wouldn't it be amazing to see a Super Moon from an aircraft at 38,000 feet or so? 😊

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  2. Watched the Worm Moon (love that name) from my kitchen and it was lovely! Glad to know it has a name. Glad you're home safely.

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