Look! Up in the air! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a big, giant, white eyeball turning red? No…it’s Supermoon. Tomorrow night at a little after 8 p.m. (in Colorado) until almost 9:30 p.m. the moon is going to fly under the shadow of the earth. The cool thing about it is that it will be closer to us than usual, so you’ll be able to see it clearly. Wanna know what’s even cooler than that? Keep reading…
There’s a place in the Bible where it says God put the moon…and the sun…right up there in the sky so we could see ’em. He put them in the sky, along with all the stars, and it only took one day. The 4th day of His creation week. He wanted to make sure we had plenty of light and warmth in the daytime and light to see by at night. And the stars help us to know about seasons and days and years. Pretty cool, huh?
Imagine being able to put a big ball of fire, like the sun, in the sky and make it just hang there. No strings. No wires. No anything to hold it up. God can do that. In fact, He did that with all the stars and suns and moons. And even with our good ol’ planet Earth. And did you know this? The sun is about 400 times further away from us than the moon. And the sun is about 400 times bigger than the moon. And that’s how we get to see solar eclipses. That’s where the moon blocks out the light from the sun for a little while.
But that’s not what you’ll see tomorrow night. That will be a lunar eclipse. And that happens when the Earth comes between the moon and the sun and we can see our own shadow on the moon. Fun stuff.
Will you go outside and watch the Supermoon tomorrow night? If so, take a picture and send it to me. I’ll see if I can take some too. If so, I’ll put ’em up right here on the website. And here’s a rhyme to help you remember…
Go watch our shadow on the moon,
And let it fill your eyes.
And please remember, as you do,
That God made all the skies.