“If skies are clear Saturday, go out at sunset and look for the giant moon rising in the east. It will be the biggest and brightest one of 2009, sure to wow even seasoned observers. " That’s what NASA said January 10th.
A week before that we’ve been trying to figure out what planet is it that’s very visible near our area. So, my husband decided to take his telescope out from the closet. It was quiet hard to see it from afar on the first night since it’s moving so fast. It was very clear last Saturday though. We can even see the scars on that planet and it’s twinkling. It was very fascinating to me since it’s my first time to see a planet (or maybe it was a star) and a moon from a telescope, hahaha!
However, last Saturday the moon was really hard to find unlike the previous nights. We even thought Rosa might have cleaned the lens the afternoon, it was all so bright- quiet hard to focus. Hmm, we were wondering if it was because it’s said to be the brightest or maybe the lens was just dirty. Well, it was worth a try though. Still, it was such a nice picture of a big, full moon! We live near the beach and so the moon is very picturesque from there as its lights reflect on the ocean. How wonderful!