Tag Archives: Moon

Super-moon-stitionl

Happy SuperBloodMoon Apocalypse, people! Someone will just have to describe it to Russia, since they’ll miss this one.  Otherwise they’ll have to watch a live stream of the big shebang. That ancient guy Joel didn’t have much to say as … Continue reading

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It’s a space station

There is something magickal about a mid-day moon hung in a clear, blue sky. It feels like being in a sci-fi movie.  Not a Syfy movie, where an ill-mannered mad scientist unleashes a dragonfly-shark hybrid in the park and everyone … Continue reading

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Good night, Long Night Moon

The last full moon and the smallest full moon of the year, the Long Night Moon, passed over the horizon this morning.  So named for being the closest full moon to the December solstice. If you missed it, there’s still … Continue reading

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Does This Eclipse Make My Moon Look Big?

Great news!  There will be a partial lunar eclipse tomorrow. Sadly, I won’t see it unless I hope a redeye flight to the other side of the world. In 2013, there will be three lunar eclipses – a 27-minute partial … Continue reading

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Huge Ruinous Moon and the Closest Sun

        Sounds like the final installment of the Twilight series, but it’s just what’s happening in the sky these few days.   There has been another Quadrantid shower (say that ten times fast), but I haven’t seen … Continue reading

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‘Nox Populi

Tonight is the Autumnal Equinox.  10:09 pm Central Time. It is also a super harvest moon.  The first time in 20 years the equinox is occurring on the night of a full moon. I hope you caught the moonrise or … Continue reading

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