Like a Van Morrison song slowly building, the Supermoon ascended then loomed large across the Newport Beach skyline tonight, the first and only Supermoon of 2017. Spectators collected along the sand by Newport Bay, cameras at the ready, as the glowing orb rose above the buildings east of the beach.
“Can we go now?” One child asked after the moon appeared high and bright among a sea of muted stars.
“No, not yet,” said a parental-type voice.
“Why not, what’s the big deal? It’s there now. We saw it. It’s a moon.”