“Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.”
- Henri Frederic Amiel
The full moon from my studio window at 5am on the 21st January 2011.
The ‘Super Moon’, so dubbed by astrologer Richard Nolle in the 1970s, was the closest to Earth it had been in 18 years – only 356 577km away! 7 600km closer than usual, and of course, the moon is the same size it’s always been (about 2,150 miles in diameter), but it appeared about 15 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual because of it’s passing so close to Earth. This was a rare sight, because of the phenomenon coinciding with a full moon in South Africa.