Last night’s full moon apparently was a ‘supermoon’. But what was even more striking and alarming was the angry-reddish waxing moon rising across our local sky of the past week, during the worst of the >300 PSI series of nights we’ve had to endure. The haze hanging over our skies somehow cast a crimson-red hue on the moon.
Check out how the supermoon looked like from other parts of the world. But its the 6th picture which really caught my eye, eerily disquieting:
Photos: Supermoon casts its brilliant glow over Earth
This weekend’s full moon coincided with its closest approach to Earth, a phenomenon known colloquially as a “supermoon.” (In astronomical circles, it’s called a perigee-syzygy moon.)
The supermoon is larger and brighter than an average moon, though the difference isn’t enormous. Many people, in any event, use it as an occasion to dwell on Earth’s only natural satellite. Sri Lankans also mark the supermoon by celebrating the introduction of Buddhism to the country, from India, in 250 BC.