The morning before I started this review, I was wide awake, 3am, and unable to sleep. Compelled to get out of bed, I was drawn to the bright light coming from a window on the west side of my house. Still drowsy from sleep, I looked up at the full moon and my mind was shocked into clarity by what I saw. This was a moon unlike any I had ever seen. Big, beautiful, and haloed in violet. I have seen the moon in all its phases, in various weather conditions, from several continents, but never like this. It was stunning.