Tonight I was walking through the downtown of Jena looking for a place to eat.
I walked up the Wagnergasse looking to see if one of the restaurants would catch my eye.
As I walked up the street I notice a young lady standing with her camera waiting to take a picture, so I turned to see what she was taking a picture of.
I saw that she was waiting to get a picture of the moon rising up through the layers of the clouds. Of course, I had to take some pictures as well. They did not turn out the best, but I did not want to spend a lot of time figuring out the best settings for my camera. This was simply a quick shot taken with automatic settings.
The moon looks like it is almost full, but the full moon is not until Saturday.
By some definitions it will be a supermoon, The accepted definition of the moon being within 90% of its closest approach usually leads to three supermoons in a row, which I find a bit sensational. Perfect fodder for posts on Facebook about how rare they are and how they are a sign that things are going to happen. In fact the first known reference to a supermoon and the very loose requirements came from an astrologist. This is definitely not a term that is used in Astronomy.
Hmm, maybe this pending supermoon is causing my mind to wander. I must close this and get some sleep.