Archive for April, 2015

Mini Micro Moon?

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Super vs Micro or Mini MoonSkyORB3D, one of our favorite smart phone apps, notified us this afternoon of the occurrence of the “Mini Moon”. An unfamiliar phrase always demands investigation; yet surprisingly, our old friend, Wikipedia had nothing to offer – at the time of this writing. Fortunately, the Internet is wide and deep. Soon, we came across a nice description on timeanddate.com:

When a full Moon coincides with the Moon’s position at apogee, it is referred to as a micro Moon or a mini Moon.

Apparently, they only appear once a year. It was a little confusing that Time and Date (and most other sites) peg the date on March 5th of this year, yet SkyORB3D notified us at 13:00 today (03APRIL15). Well, that’s close.

But of course, Dear Reader, you ask, “What’s this all have to do with FLAGS?” Fair enough. Frankly, when we saw Mini and Micro together in the same context (other than skirt styles of the 60’s), it naturally reminded us of our ever-popular Mini and Micro Patches, to which we have been adding steadily. Heavens! They’re stellar!

Mini Patch of Canada

Mini Patch of Canada

Micro Patch of Brazil

Micro Patch of Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to see something smaller? (In patches, not moons.) Stay tuned.