Hi, all. Just popped in to remind everyone that tonight is the Supermoon! The moon is full, and it also makes its closest approach to Earth for the year (perigee). The moon will appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the average full moon. Earth will also experience higher tides.
The moon will be at its fullest at 0335 GMT 6 May. That is:
04:35 a.m. BST 6 May in Britain11:35 p.m. EDT 5 May in Eastern U.S.08:35 p.m. PDT 5 May in California01:05 p.m. CST 6 May in Adelaide, Australia
Also tonight, the Eta Aquarid meteor shower will hit its peak, promising 60 meteors per hour for those with the best viewing conditions. Even with the Supermoon, some larger fireballs may be widely visible. This meteor shower is caused by debris from Halley's Comet.
Info on the Supermoon and the Eta Aquarids.
I'll be back later to start the new thread if no one else does. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Heather: Check underneath the seat of your car and in those crevices beside your car seat for your lost earring. I immediately thought of that location when I read your post. Hope you find it.
A couple of Highland cows on the path down to the beach
Nice, dibnlib. Highland cows are the most beautiful cows of all.
Thanks for the info on the Supermoon, Diane - I wasn't aware of that. The trouble here at the moment is the lack of clear skies. We did, briefly, have some sunshine this morning but it's been steel grey skies ever since. There's a possibility that it might clear up this evening so I'll be checking it out if it does.
Nice view of the eggs at the Black Stork nestin Estonia:
Thanks dibnlib and Diane - I have given up all hope but have kept the survivor in case of a miracle!
2 hatches for Derby peregrines:
I have been out most of the day,so just popped in to read your news. Rain last night and this morning with further rain forecast overnight, tonight!!!
Welcome home Linda. (our paths just crossed on the DU page). Will catch up with you all tomorrow.
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