The Washington Post

Gusty winds and a bulbous moon as spring nears


So many things of both celestial and terrestria­l nature happened at once in Washington on Tuesday that their simultanei­ty seemed to require attention.

We cut our distance to spring to less than two weeks. ( The March 20 equinox falls 13 days from Tuesday.) We did so on a day when the moon loomed large and luminous in the night sky, almost perfectly round and fully full.

As may befit a full moon in March, it climbed the dark heavens at a time of wind and gust. The peak wind was 30 mph; the strongest gust was 40 mph.

Earlier it seemed time to fasten coats and clutch caps, even in brilliant, near-spring sunshine.

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