Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
I hope this note finds you enjoying the fall season (A.K.A. the best season in my opinion). If you could spare just a moment, I would like to make one small request. Think ahead to Sunday the 27th between 9:00 and 11:00 pm EDT. Where will you be? What are your plans? Who will be with you?
Maybe your plans are exhilarating and you will be experiencing some new adventure or maybe you will be at home seeking some much needed rest and routine. Wherever you are on that night, I sincerely hope that you spend even a small moment looking up into the night sky to gaze at the moon. What you will see will not have happened in over thirty years and will not be seen again for another eighteen years.
The moon will be 14% larger and 30% brighter as the moon moves closer to the earth on its orbit. This is known as a SUPERMOON, but get this…it gets even more exciting! As the moon moves closer to us it will also pass behind the earth’s shadow creating a total lunar eclipse or “Blood Moon.” Isn’t that outrageous? I am going to guess that you are even more excited about your Sunday night now. If you want to track the eclipse you can follow this Awesome Eclipse Time Frame
To enjoy the moon in all of its glory; I suggest viewing it from an area that is not affected by light pollution. Our mountains are full of hidden places where the illumination from modern civilization does not block out the light of the stars. Wesser Fire Tower would be an excellent place to be on Sunday Night. 360 degree views of gorgeous mountain ranges and open skies. The tower is only a short hike from the trailhead.
Happy Moon Gazing and safe wanderings!
Oh excuse me…I mean Happy SUPERMOON-Lunar-Eclipse-Blood-Moon Gazing : )