Do you see it?
Way out there, on the horizon. If you have binoculars you can see Griffith Observatory. Right over it.
It’s not quite full – that’s still fifteen hours away, at 21:33 PDT. But it’s 99% illuminated, so the casual observer wouldn’t notice.
The the naked eye it leaps out at you – the iPhone camera takes a bit of coaxing to reveal it. Then again, the iPhone camera didn’t evolve over a few hundred million years out in the Serengeti, where the light of the full moon could give an advantage to predator – or prey.
It’s cleared the hills down there in the haze.
99%? Close enough.
Time to howl!