Friday, December 1, 2017

Super Moon

Greetings fellow Earthlings. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your scientific doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Today I'm putting on my science geek hat in order to tell you about an important astronomical phenomenon that will occur Sunday night, December 3, 2017. If we don't get thick cloud cover, we will be able to witness a Super Moon! As some of you fellow science fans out there will know, our moon orbits the Earth in an elliptical path. This means sometimes it's closer to Earth and sometimes it's farther away. When it's closer to the Earth, it's called perigee. When it's farther from Earth it's called apogee. If the moon is full during perigee, it will look slightly bigger than usual. This is called a Super Moon. If you wish to learn more about this phenomenon, please check out the link at the end of this report. 

My ghostwriter loves to take pictures of the moon even though she doesn't have any special cameras or equipment. If you try to take a picture of the moon in a perfectly clear dark sky, using your standard i-phone camera, all you'll get is a little bright spot. But when there are clouds and trees and jet vapor trails, the pictures actually come out more interesting.

I don't know about you, but I plan on being outside Sunday night howling at that Super Moon! 

I hope my dearest Princess Leah will be watching too.

In honor of the Super Moon we have put together a play list to enjoy while you see it Sunday night.

Are we done?

I actually like those 2 Cello guys better when they do crazy stuff …

Oh, and don't forget to check out this site too:


  1. The moon photos are wonderful!
    Hazel & Mabel

  2. What lovely Moon images! Petcretary's fave is that Beethoven! And the cellos, too:)

    Happy Moon watching!!

  3. We noticed the beautiful full moon last night when I was out doing peepees before bedtime. We'll be watching on Sunday too. Gorgeous photos, Chester!

  4. What beautimous moon pictures! We noticed the moon was very large last night when it came up and reallly hope the rain goes away so we can see the super moon tomorrow night!
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

  5. Thank you for that very simple but scientific explanation. We are going to try to watch for that special moon Sunday for sure.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. Loved those 2 Cello Guys and I even got the number!! They were absolutely brilliant and I loved those children in the audience who loved them too!

    Whenever I see a moon shining through the trees right now, it reminds me of a Dutch children's song that is only sung around now. It celebrates Sankt Niklaus (ask Oma, she might know) who is in the Netherlands, Belgium and parts of Germany right now giving away toys.

  7. Our mom is too lazy to get her good camera out so she just howls at the moon.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. Very cool Chester! I will go out and bark at the moon too! I just knows my neighbors will LOVES it! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  9. I saw the moon early this morning before the sun was up and it was huge and orange! So cool!

  10. We know it's a day early but the moon was super big tonight too. If it's cloudy tomorrow at least we've seen it the day before the full moon.

  11. Super Moon is super cool!! It's very foggy here in Toronto but hopefully it will clear up by tonight.

    Oh we always love your food pictures. Today we did the similar post to honour you and Angel Joey Dog. :) :)

    Momo & Pinot xoxo

  12. A Super Moon on my super birthday is extra super duper!! Thanks for letting us know. We will go check it out now. Your pal, Bentley

  13. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Does a super-moon mean super-treats?

  14. The Super Moon was pretty neat. Mom drug us outside with her when she went and stared at it. We did yard patrol to make sure no introoders got her of course.
    Mazie, Abbe, Anne and Bree