Miss The Supermoon Last Night? Don’t Worry, There’s More
Last night, on the way home from my sons baseball practice, all we kept hearing from him was, "I wanna see the supermoon!". Apparently, he learned about it in school and knew that it would happen that night. Sure enough, one look out the car window at the sky and we the moon hanging there big and heavy. We pointed it out and said, "there ya go, it's right there".
Unfortunately, he knew the peak of it wouldn't happen until around 11:30pm and that was when we shut him down. Bedtime is bedtime, kiddo.
I know, we're bad parents for not letting him stay awake to see it at it's fullest, but never fear! There's more supermoons coming. So what exactly is a supermoon? Allow me to explain.
Perigee (technical term) is where the moon is orbiting a bit closer to Earth than usual, and apogee is when it's orbit is a bit further away from our sacred planet. The year 2021, for whatever reason, is bringing the moons orbit closer to Earth more often than not. So that means we've got a couple more chances to see it this big and bright (deep in the heart of Texas).
The next supermoon will happen on May 26 and the final one of the year will take place on June 24 (ironically my wedding anniversary). If you want to get an absolutely incredible look at this stellar show, I highly recommend heading out to either Cadillac Ranch or Palo Duro Canyon. These are some wide open areas where you can get the full effect of this lunar display of beauty. In any case, it's worth the extra effort to find a spot outside of town to park your car and appreciate a supermoon. .