If you’ve watched the news this week you have probably heard that this month’s full moon is known as a super moon. I wasn’t sure what that meant so I did a bit of research.
It wasn’t all that astounding to learn that it is called a super moon because it appears larger and brighter simply due to its closer proximity to the earth this month; closer than it will be any other time this year. This is called perigee. Though it will appear larger in the sky it has not actually grown.
The picture above shows how it looked from my part of the world on the morning of May 7, 2012. I have taken a lot of photographs of full moons and I have to say, this one didn’t strike me as all that super. What is more super is how hearing about it made me want to find out more. A day doesn’t go by without me seeing or hearing something that makes me want to learn more, look further, ask questions, dig deeper. To be me is to be a learner.
Once upon a time I was accused of being ‘too analytical’. At the time I took that as a horrible insult, but not today. Today I know that I am analytical; it goes hand in hand with curiosity. I love to discover things new to me, and sometimes I love to analyze things. There’s nothing wrong with that. It can lead to unexpected places and it keeps life interesting.
Analysis is simply studying something in more detail to understand it better. How could that be a bad thing?