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See the Blue Supermoon in 2018
MISS THE FULL SUPERMOON IN 2017?
With last night's (i.e., Sat. going into Sun.) full supermoon, you could easily have thought you had left on your outdoor lights. But, no, you didn't; it was moonlight like no other, and it was such a clear and dry night in Asheville on the evening of Dec. 2 going into Dec. 3. All our lucky stars had lined up, so to speak.
If you had experienced the full supermoon, no doubt you'd agree is was a strange, beautiful sight. It truly deserved a walk outside and even a circle around the yard to take it all in. The supermoonlight was almost blinding when you look directly at the moon. You could even see some moon craters, even with the bare eye. Absolutely spellbinding.
The supermoon on Sat. night was sort of weird, too — which fits well into the city's popular moniker: Keep Asheville Weird.
Plus, this time we got some help from above, so we must be living right lately — proof how wrong some local critical folks are who say going downtown is going into a cesspool of sin. I figure they must be jealous that they weren't invited to pedal on the downtown Beer Wagon, because drinking and pedaling and yelling and waving at strangers in the middle of the day or in the middle of the night seems to be more like having fun than creating sin. Just sayin'.
BREAKING NEWS: DON'T CRY IF YOU MISSED THE FULL SUPERMOON IN 2017
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So wish for clear weather on the evenings of Jan. 2, 2018, and Jan 31, 2018. More importantly, let your sweetheart know about it, too — you romantic old dog, you! It just might inspire you to blurt out something corny too, such as, "Well, this only happens once in a BLUE SUPERmoon, honey. So what do you think?!" She'll forgive you for staying up late. It's a mighty moonlight experience, guaranteed.
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And what about buying a good bottle of wine to celebrate this weird, witchy, romantic, moonlit experience? Well, you're on your own, pal — although some say a Pino Noir is the hip thing lately. Just sayin'. Happy mooning.
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