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.