Two nights after the summer solstice the moon reached its nearest point to Earth, which makes the moon appear larger than usual. That won’t happen again until August 2014. I didn’t want to miss this, so just before sunset we drove up to Giancolo to watch the moonrise. We were not the only people in Rome who had this idea!
As we returned to the car, I looked up and the sun had set behind St. Peter’s, leaving a soft orange sky and offering another wonderful photo opportunity. So here’s the “supermoon” in Rome last Sunday. I hope it was as beautiful wherever you were.
P.S., For years I thought that Credence Clearwater Revival in “Bad Moon Rising” was saying, “There’s a bathroom on the right” rather than “There’s a bad moon on the rise.” I learned of my mistake one night while I was playing Songburst, much to everyone’s amusement. I was thrilled to see on Wiki today that I’m not the only person who heard it wrong, and in live performances John Fogerty has parodied this misunderstanding. Cheers, John, you’re a good sport!