Saturday night we are being treated to a "Super Moon", a full moon isn't enough, we need a "super moon. What is happening from a scientific view point is the moon is passing closer to the earth than it has in the past 6 years. Past "super moons have occurred in 1955, 1974, 1992, and 2005. There are several predictions that go along with the "super moon", but what comes to my mind is how it will effect the everyday rumstyler out on the town taking part in the St. Patrick's Day Celebrations. Sure there are the doom mongers that are predicting earthquakes, tsunami's, floods, volcano eruptions, and a host of other "natural disasters".
I'm more interested in the effect on the human psyche. How many people are going to be driven to craziness by the pull of they lunar gravity on the human brain? This is an interesting combination of events, St. Patrick's Day a drinking day, and a "super moon" both merging to provide the human mind to really turn itself inside out and do some really crazy things. I'm approaching this from a strictly philosophically, in that it is a watch and enjoy Saturday night. Big full moons already bring out all the craziness, and you add in the drunken fun of a Key West Bar Stroll and the "normal" Saturday night partying, you have all the makings for a really entertaining night for me to be wandering through town. I'll be out with camera in hand and looking to record some of the effects of the moon so I'll be able to relate the event to all of you on Monday.
I wonder if I can get a grant from the government to finance my expedition trough the hoards of crazes in order to study the phenomena and help prepare the hoards for future "super moons". It wouldn't surprise me if someone hasn't already done this, my only regret is that I didn't think of this sooner. Come Monday,(someone should write a song) I'll report back to you with all my findings. Until then just get out and make a spectacle of yourself and have some fun in the "super moon".
If you squint your eyes it is amazing how the daiquiri looks just like a "super moon" ;o)