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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 »

Full Moon Rising Sunday Night

Full Moon Rising Sunday Night
The first  full moon of winter will occur on Sunday, December 3.  It is called the Frost Moon, the Cold Moon, or the Long Nights Moon.  This full moon will also be a perigee full moon–and  a supermoon! Perigee describes the moon’s closest point in its elliptical orbit around Earth for a given month. When the moon... Read more »

Watch the Supemoon tonight!

Watch the Supemoon tonight!
Tonight, the full moon will appear bigger and brighter than it has in  almost 69 years. If  you can’t go out and see the moon, or it’s overcast where you are, SLOOH will be live streaming this amazing sight beginning at 8 pm EDT, or 7 pm in Chicago. You can watch it online here. Why is... Read more »
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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 »

Super summer moons

 Super summer moons
The clouds come and go,  providing a rest for all the moon viewers—-Basho Poets and astronomers agree, moon watching depends on the weather. But summer nights are made for moon-viewing. It seems each night the moon grows more beautiful. Summer moons are  quite a delight, and the full moons of July, August and September  will be... Read more »

Super Full Moon Rising--See It Tonight--Weather Permitting

Super Full Moon Rising--See It Tonight--Weather Permitting
There’s something about the moon, and the full moon, especially,  that appeals to the human imagination. In my previous post, I wrote about this perigee full moon tonight, and  I was so surprised at the response! Thank you to all for stopping by and  liking it.  I hope that post inspired you to find out more... Read more »
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Full Moon Is Super Spectacular---- Sunday, June 23

Full Moon Is Super Spectacular---- Sunday, June 23
—” It’s like nothing they compare it to–the summer moon.” Basho The first full moon of summer is big news for skywatchers.  Not only is it close to the summer solstice on June 21, the moon will appear just-about  full on June 22, and the full moon on June 23 will be a “supermoon!” What is... Read more »