National Star Wars Day - "May the 4th" sounds like "May the Force"

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

This is May 4th.  What does that mean?  It means, this is National Star Wars Day.  Why, you ask?  Because “May the 4th sounds a lot like “May the Force” be with you!


There is also other otherworldly news this weekend.  For the shutterbugs out there, it’s likely to be a great opportunity to snap on your telephoto camera lens and set up the tripod to capture a moon shot or two.  This full moon occurring on Saturday night is labeled a “Super Moon.”  What does that mean exactly?  According to NASA, it means the moon will appear as much 30% brighter and 14% wider than other full moons this year.   The best time for viewing the lunar orb will be shortly after moonrise on Saturday evening.

For those of you always looking for a new word to add to your vocabulary, here’s one – “perigee.”  Used in a sentence: “Perigee” is the point in the moon’s orbit when it is closest to earth.


Back here on Earth, weekend events in the Greater Sacramento Region are as follows:




For a coming attraction, be sure to put May 20th on your calendar.  The Pacific Rim Festival will be held in Old Sacramento that day.  Always a crowd pleaser, with great entertainment and wonderful food, you will be certain to enjoy the event, if you are in the area!


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Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hopefully we'll get some clear sky in the Northwest. I hope so. I'd really like to see the big ole' moon.

May 04, 2012 12:58 AM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Rene' - I would too!  We are slated to have clear skies.  But, it will be a crapshoot as to whether I actually get out there and throw up a tripod, or not.

May 04, 2012 01:00 AM #2
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

I hope our skies are clear tonight. I'd sure like to grab a couple of good "big" moon shots!  I remember them from when I was a kid.  It seems like they were as big as a basketball.

May 04, 2012 01:10 AM #3
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I had no idea that today was National Star Wars Day, but the logic behind it makes sense.

May 04, 2012 02:26 AM #4
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Myrl - I've never heard of a "super" moon, but at 30% larger, it must be quite a site and a great photo opportunity! I'll have to check it out this weekend.

May 04, 2012 02:33 AM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Jeanne and Ralph - If you have shuffled around this planet long enough, you learn that not all full moons are created equal:-)

Chris Ann - I certainly saw the logic.  May the 4th/May the Force be with you:-)

Kristine - I'm definitely gonna check out that moon.  I hope you have a great weekend!

May 04, 2012 03:13 AM #6
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


I just heard about tomorrow's moon on my drive home. I hope the weather is nice and clear so I can get a great shot.


May 04, 2012 04:12 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love this post, and thank you for keeping us informed re the moon.  Last night it was so bright, our whole yard was lit up.  I will definitely be poise with camera in hand, checking out the perigee, and the Super Moon.  A

May 04, 2012 05:07 AM #8
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


                 I love this post I will have to have our friend who is coming to dinner bring his telescope so that we can see the moon! So I too will see the Super Moon! Thanks for the new word "perigee." Have a great weekend!

May 04, 2012 05:58 AM #9
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Myrl,  how clever of those Star Wars fans!  I would like to take the opportunity to view that full moon tomorrow night, and throw in those two festivals and you have a FULL weekend in Sacramento!

May 04, 2012 08:42 AM #10
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

May the 4th...May the force...that's just too funny how that was the thought behind National Star Wars Day, Myrl! Will be watching for the Supermoon tomorrow night! :)


May 04, 2012 05:37 PM #11
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

May the force be with you...Myrl :)  THis is the seoncd time I've heard of the "Super moon"... hopefully I will get a photo of the moon tonight. I am sure we will be seeing a lot of posts on this tomorrow.

May 04, 2012 09:55 PM #12
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Thanks for the information on the moon, Myrl, I really had no idea. Sounds like plenty of things are going on out there during this moon's phase.

May 04, 2012 11:37 PM #13
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

National Star Wars Day I saw this all over AR and FB yesterday and was clueless!  Thank you for clearing that up for me my friend.

Thank you so much for alerting me to the Photo Feature!  What an honor and I truly appreciate it.  Roy had done a blog on taking your camera on morning walks for the best shots.  I did and you see the results with the beautiful cactus.

Have a great day and make it count in all you do my friend.


May 05, 2012 12:07 AM #14
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

And to think I am almost caught up on Season 4 of Eureka, almost in time to start watching some of the shows from Season 5 we have taped. On one of the last shows from Season 4, they mentioned 2 different Star Treks, and my husband pointed out there were 5 Star Treks. He would know that, I guess. And we might go to the Pacific Rim Fest since we can walk there from Land Park. I need a little exercise. Are you going?

May 05, 2012 12:53 AM #15
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