Full Beaver Moon Gnaws At The Night

There won’t be much night tonight with the Full Beaver Moon up. I mean, yes, it will still be night, but if you’ve paid attention to the moon lately, you’ve noticed how much higher it is in the sky in November compared to July.  Add in some snow, like what’s out my window, and night resembles day…
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What, No Harvest Moon This Month?

Tonight’s the Full Corn Moon, so if you like corn on the cob, salute the rising moon with a buttered ear this evening. We usually know September’s full moon as the Harvest Moon but not this time around. By definition, the Harvest Moon is the full moon that falls closest to the autumnal equinox. I see…
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Try Out Your Eclipse Glasses On This Big Sunspot

A rapidly growing sunspot that rotated around the Sun’s limb several days ago has now expanded to about 78,000 miles (125,000 km) across, only 10,000 miles shy of Jupiter’s girth. It was easy to see with the naked eye as a small, dark imperfection on the sun’s otherwise spotless face through my #14 welder’s glass…
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Full Thunder Moon And A Spotted Sun

Full moon tonight! The July moon had a couple traditional names: Full Buck Moon, after buck deers’ antlers that are now nearly fully grown, and the Thunder Moon, for the thunderstorms common in the summer months. Both have been regular sights and sounds in northern Minnesota this year. I’m looking forward to tonight’s moonrise, hoping to catch…
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Full Pink Moon Blooms Near Jupiter Monday Night

Spring wildflowers start popping up everywhere this month, the reason April’s full moon has pink in its name. Wild ground phlox or moss pink is one of the early flowers as are skunk cabbage, cowslips and hepaticas. And let’s not forget dandelions! In the spirit of the bloom, you can watch the Pink Moon rise tomorrow night…
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