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Otsukimi, Sputnik and the harvest moon

Otsukimi, Sputnik and the harvest moon
The full autumn moon is considered to be the most beautiful moon of the year in China and Japan. It is the first full moon after the autumn equinox,  also known as the harvest moon.  This year, the harvest  moon falls on October 5.  You can read more about the harvest moon, here. Tsukimii or Otsukimi, is the... Read more »

Harvest Moon Tonight!

Harvest  Moon  Tonight!
Did you see the moon last night?  It was a clear night, and the moon was round and bright.  It looked pretty fat and full to me, but the exact full moon will happen at  19: 05 UTC– or 2:05 p.m. here. The full moon tonight is also called the Harvest Moon.  This is the full... Read more »

Who says summer's over?

Who says summer's over?
Who says summer’s over?  The calendar has been  turned to a new page; September marks the start of meteorological fall.  Labor Day is past, the last   holiday of summer.  Now, a new school year begins, new schedules, new projects.  Thoughts turn to sweaters and boots and colorful leaves Yes, fall is coming.  We don’t... Read more »
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A Brief History of Indian Summer

A Brief History of Indian Summer
This post is inspired by my fellow blogger, Aquinas Wired, who writes the Quark in the Road.  You can read his wonderful post, here. We call these warm fall days Indian Summer, but what does that term mean, and where did it come from? Both the Old Farmers Almanac and the National Weather Service define... Read more »

Super Harvest Moon---September 8-9

Super Harvest Moon---September 8-9
Here comes the Harvest Moon!   The moon is already big and bright in the clear night sky. And isn’t there already an autumnal feel in the air?  At Walgreens, across the aisle of school supplies, the shelves are filled with  Halloween candy. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.  This... Read more »

Under the Harvest Moons

Under the Harvest Moons
Yes, I admit it, I love  the moon, its changing phases. Every moon is beautiful to me. This month’s full moon is called the Harvest Moon. This is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, the beginning of fall in the Northern hemisphere.  The Harvest Moon can come anywhere from two weeks before to... Read more »
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