Full Moon, celebrated on JAN 5 by Earth Sky

Tonight, the moon is full. This full moon falls on January 5, 2015 at 4:53 Universal Time. Although the moon turns full at the same instant worldwide, the clock time – and possibly the date – differs by time zone. For the mainland United States, the moon reaches the crest of its full phase on this Sunday evening on January 4 at 11:53 p.m. EST, 10:53 p.m. CST, 9:53 p.m. MST or 8:53 p.m. PST. The January 2015 full moon is the first full moon after the December 21 solstice. In North America, we … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars!, Beaver Moon Full, Nov 6

Mark your calendars! Some delightful celestial events providing spectacular views for the sky gazers are in store this month. This November, sky watchers can enjoy an array of astronomical events such as Leonid and Taurids meteor showers. Here is a guide to the sky events lighting up the November sky. Also find out which planets are easily visible during this month. NOVEMBER: For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Super Moon, August 10, 2014

A Supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the 'perigee-syzygy' of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The opposite phenomenon, an apogee-syzygy, has been called a 'micromoon', though this term is not as widespread as 'supermoon'. The term "supermoon" is not astronomical, but originated in modern … [Read more...]

FULL MOON, any strange events you way?

On January 26, 2013 the moon reaches its maximum brightness. Therefore it is called full moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. As seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only … [Read more...]

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