Last night I looked up at the full moon and was stunned—it was bigger than I had ever seen it. I thought it was 25 percent larger than normal. Then I learned that there is an unusual phenomenon taking place right now—the moon is full at its perigee, the lowest point in its orbit around the earth, and so looks 14 percent (not 25 percent as I had guessed) bigger than usual.
The same enlarged moon is visible tonight. And, by interesting coincidence, the spring equinox occurred at 7:21 p.m. this evening. That’s a fairly remarkable cosmic happening: the vernal equinox coming in the middle of the biggest full moon in about 20 years. I don’t know what it means, if anything, but I must say I have felt an unusual amount of energy over the last couple of days.