Thursday, 25 October 2007

Filigree, Apogee, Pedigree, Perigee...

Apogee, perigee...aren't they fabulous words. I associate them with the spell that Angela Lansbury casts in Bedknobs and Broomsticks - filigree, apogee, pedigree, perigee... or words to that effect, or at least I did until I was a grown-up, well until my mid-forties...ok - until today.

Tonight is the biggest full moon of the year. And yes, apparently it doesn't just look big, it is big. The inspiring and educational website Astronomy Picture of the Day has this great picture today.
And you can find a good explanation for this phenomenon at The National Maritime Museum .

1 comment:

sandwriter said...

amazing...just last night i was looking up at the not quite full moon and thinking ..."damn the moon looks big tonight, and close".
today i read your blog and learn of apogee and perigee, must be a poem in there somewhere ;-)