For those of you who have been living under a Moon Rock the past few days, the Supermoon occurs when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit. According to “Moonatics”, a term I made up for this post, the Supermoon can appear to be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than the Clark Kent Moon (another term I just made up…).
Why does this have Maine’s Werewolves all fired up? “We believe the proximity, size and brightness of the Supermoon makes our wolf side stronger, faster, and more bad ass,” Patricia Grey, a Maine Werewolf and spokesperson for her pack, explained to this Modern Philosopher. “We are much closer to the source of our transformation, so it makes us feel more alive when we are running, jumping, and howling.”
As I reported on the blog recently, the Maine Werewolf has been placed on the state’s endangered species list because of the creature’s dwindling numbers. I’m happy to report that the population has increased substantially since my first post, and even more so after last month’s Bite Me! event for Maine Werewolf awareness.
“Your fellow Modern Philosophers have been amazing at getting the word out and showing their support for our pack,” Grey’s eyes lit up as she gushed with excitement. “You wouldn’t believe how many people volunteered to become Werewolves after reading about our plight on your blog. We expect even more to turn out tonight so that they can join the pack and take advantage of the Supermoon.”
If anyone would like to join the fun, become a member of the pack, and howl at tonight’s Supermoon, you can email Patricia directly at HowlingMadPat@MainePack.com.
For those of you not lucky enough to live in Maine and have the opportunity to enjoy tonight’s celestial event as a Werewolf, this Modern Philosopher hopes you still take the time to go outside and look at the Supermoon.
It might even be close enough for you to see The Man in the Moon winking at you. And just remember, there’s no law that says only Werewolves can howl at the Moon…