Look to the Skies!

Updated: Jan 3, 2019

orange and purple time clock second hand over the moon

December 3rd, 2017 — that’s today — will give us the year’s only “supermoon”. Basically, the moon is in its perigee (well, damn near it), the closest point it gets to the earth in its orbit, in a period at which it also happens to be full. The next two full moons will also be classed as “supermoons”. What’s it mean? Well, it means (hopefully) a great big-looking moon in the sky tonight. The full moon always rises pretty much as soon as the sun sets, so do go out and have a look for it at that time (opposite the sunset), and later, too, when it’s dark and the moon is luminous and silvery. It always looks really big and impressive when it’s low down on the horizon, though, and it’s of