Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The APOGEE MOON of 19 December 2013

The APOGEE MOON of 19 December 2013
APOGEE... the furthest distance... and so a paradigm is defined, reaching the light, going the distance, holding to a distant quest.
The moon will be at APOGEE Thursday, when it will be 252,432 miles from Earth.

APOGEE Learning Enhancement Training Systems™ was founded in 1983... named metaphorically, for it was known that to live fulfillment, to realize the gifts of time and SELF, one was to be committed to a vision of light, to one's inner quest, be it of the academics, the arts, the science and spirit of well being and responsible action. Each APOGEE enterprise calls for going the distance...

This connect, this accord, this resonance with the APOGEE Moon is ever so strong. The metaphor that inspired the APOGEE as my life's work, resounds with the distant light... the quest made real.

An addendum:  
Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
2014 January 18 

Apogee's Full Moon 
Image Credit & CopyrightRick Baldridge

Explanation: This big, bright, beautiful Full Moon rose over Lick Observatory Wednesday night. Traditionally a full moon in January might be called the Wolf Moon. But this moon reached its full phase on January 16, 4:54 UT, within about 2 hours of apogee, the most distant point in its elliptical orbit around planet Earth. That also makes it the smallest full moon of 2014. Of course the difference in apparent size between the largest and smallest full moons is hard to see, because the difference in distance between lunar apogee and perigee, or closest point in the Moon's orbit, is only about 50,000 kilometers, while the Moon's average distance is around 385,000 kilometers. Though not by much, this apogee's full moon was also the smallest full moon of the last 1,000 years. It will keep that distinction until a slightly smaller full moon occurs close to apogee in 2154.

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Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
The Academics and the Arts
APOGEE Paradigm™
Tappan, New York 10983

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