Archive for January 2018

Super blue blood moon--January 31

Super blue blood moon--January 31
The full moon on January 31  will be a triple treat  of lunar delights–a supermoon, a blue  moon and a blood moon! What is a supermoon?  When the moon makes its closest approach to earth in a lunar month, it’s called a perigee moon. The perigee full moon is also called a supermoon.  The moon does appear larger... Read more »

Midwinter---tracks in the snow and signs of spring

Midwinter---tracks in the snow and signs of spring
A dusting of snow overnight, wet snow clinging to the evergreens, bare branches and  seed heads.   The  snow is already melting on the sidewalks, but there are still tracks of  those who have passed this way– patterns of tire tracks in the streets the treads of winter boots, big ones and little ones, coming... Read more »

January thaw

January thaw
Cold weather has been in the news to start this new year. Thanks to climate change, it’s warmer in Alaska than in parts of the Lower 48 states. Sleet fell in Houston,  and  snow fell in Georgia. A massive Nor’easter hit Boston and New York. Meteorologists are giving tutorials on layering. Warming  shelters are opening in Atlanta.  Bombogenesis and bomb... Read more »
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