Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Supermoon inspires off-season moon cakes

This Saturday, March 19, watch the full Supermoon when it will be at its closest point to our planet in 18 years. "The event -- also called a lunar perigee -- was dubbed a "supermoon" by astrologer Richard Nolle back in the 1970s. The term is used to describe a new or full moon at 90 percent or more of its closest orbit to Earth. Next week, it will be at 100 percent, according to Fox News.

Supermoon followers were mocked by "serious scientists," including NASA for predicting earthquakes, volcanoes, and other catastrophes would happen during March and April, but the 9.0 earthquake in Japan resulting in tsunamis, and volcanoes erupting all around the ring of fire, including Russia and Japan, all in a one-week span, make one wonder if they were so wrong after all.

Moon cakes are usually eaten during the Moon Cake Festival celebrated on August 15 in the Chinese Calendar, which falls sometime in September or October with our Western Calendar. In light of the supermoon, though, I'm sharing these four mosaics.

月餅 (Vol.3) Mooncake
月餅 (Vol.2) Mooncake
月餅 (Vol.1) Mooncake
Love moon cakes...


  1. i generally don't get into mooncakes but the hello kitty ones in the first shot look super yummy. and although i don't usually like the taste of them, mooncakes are always so interesting to look at.

    i didn't realize that about the supermoon. i started to get a bit freaked out by all of the weird weather stuff lately.. 2 earthquakes close to us in the past week (in burma.. i'm in thailand) along with extraordinarily chilly weather... i'm going to tell myself that it's just a result of the supermoon and not the end of the world. ♥


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