Jan 31, 2010: Full moon last night. I thought the cloud cover was going to be too dense to see it, but when I went out about 11 PM it was shining bright, partially covered with a thin veil of clouds. A flock of killdeer called as they flew nearby ... a good way to start my next journal, Volumn 36.
The moon will always have a special place in my heart. My mother, Frances Hamerstrom, wrote "Walk When the Moon is Full" over 35 years ago. The book takes my mother, my brother and me on a walk during the full moon for a whole year, all thirteen moon. I look forward to each full moon.
National Geographic News says this will be the largest moon of the year ... 14% larger and 30% brighter than any other full moon this year! The moon will be full and at perigee -- the nearest it gets to earth during its egg shaped orbit.