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Full Buck Moon At Peak Just After Midnight

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Jul 082017
 

The July full moon will be its fullest in the early morning of Sunday, July 9 at 12:08 a.m.

The July moon is called the “full buck moon” because it happens during the time of the year during which buck’s antlers are growing in, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

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.

October Full Moon on Tuesday

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Oct 262015
 

The Full Moon in October is known as the Hunter’s Moon, as it was the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.

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

What is that “Star” Next To Tonight’s Full Moon

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Feb 032015
 

check out the full Snow Moon tonight at 6:09 p.m.

Check out the full Snow Moon tonight at 6:09 p.m.

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.

 

 

The Full Moon On Sunday Comes With A Special Web Event

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Mar 162014
 

An artist's illustration of an 880-lb. (400 kg.) space rock just before it slammed into the moon on Sept. 11, 2013 to create the brightest lunar impact flash ever seen. The meteorite impact carved a crater in the lunar surface 131 feet (40 meters) wide. Credit: J. Madiedo / MIDAS / Universidad de Huelva

An artist’s illustration of an 880-lb. (400 kg.) space rock just before it slammed into the moon on Sept. 11, 2013 to create the brightest lunar impact flash ever seen. The meteorite impact carved a crater in the lunar surface 131 feet (40 meters) wide.
Credit: J. Madiedo / MIDAS / Universidad de Huelva

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.

 

You can watch the moon webcast live on the Slooh website, as well as on Space.com beginning at 9 p.m. EDT tonight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Out The Minimoon Tonight, Jan. 15

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Jan 152014
 

The Jan. 15 Minimoon by Hannah

The Jan. 15 Minimoon by Hannah

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.

About Friday’s Full Moon

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Oct 152013
 

Full MoonOctober: The Hunter’s Moon

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.)

Take A Moment To Gaze At The Supermoon Tonight

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Jun 232013
 

Supermoon over Athens

Supermoon over Athens

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.