The July moon sometimes also is referred to as the thunder moon because there tend to be numerous thunderstorms during this time of the year.
This is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead.
This is the first Full Moon following the Harvest Moon last month. It rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.
The moon will be 100% full on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8:05:08 a.m.
— source Old Farmer’s Almanac
Tonight, Feb. 3, the Snow Moon (aka Wolf Moon) will come up at 6:09 p.m.
You will undoubtedly notice a bright “star” accompanying it throughout the night and into the morning.
That “star” is the planet Jupiter.
For sky watchers, this will be an exciting evening and offers a great photo op.
This month’s full moon — which officially turns full at 1:08 p.m. EDT Sunday. We will see it rise at 06:08:24 p.m.
This one is called the “Full Worm Moon.” The name comes from the appearance of earthworms as the ground softens after winter thaws.
Interesting NOTE and WEB Event
On Sept. 11, 2013, a space rock slammed into the moon traveling at an estimated 37,900 mph (61,000 km/h). This record-breaking impact triggered the brightest lunar explosion ever witnessed.
The online Slooh community telescope website will use the full moon event to examine the impact site in the Mare Nubium lunar basin.
A lot of people chart the full moon for a variety of reasons.
Some believe it has spiritual powers, others swear it brings out the “crazies” and steer clear of hospital emergency rooms.
Just about everyone remembers the Supermoon from March 19, 2011 — an amazingly HUGE spectacle so bright that night seemed like day.
If you look outside right now, you will see the full moon, but it’s not just any full moon. This is a minimoon, because the moon is at its farthest point from the planet.
It’s also significant because it is the smallest full moon of 2014.
So, before you go to bed, check it out, just because.
After the fields have been reaped, the leaves begin to fall and the deer are fat and ready for eating.
Hunters can ride easily over the fields’ stubble, and the fox and other animals are more easily spotted.
(Some years the Harvest Moon falls in October instead of September.)
Here’s a great article that explains why this full moon is so awesome.
This morning at 7 a.m. EDT, the moon arrived at perigee — the point in its orbit bringing it closest to Earth, a distance of 221,824 miles. Now the moon typically reaches perigee once each month (and on some occasions twice), with their respective distances to Earth varying by 3 percent.
But Sunday’s lunar perigee will be the moon’s closest to Earth of 2013. This is the biggest full moon of the year, a celestial event popularly defined by some as a “Supermoon.”
What a perfect time it would be to be in Maine.