Full Belly, Full Moon — See A Rare “Turkey Moon” Tonight

Time to celebrate the Turkey Moon! Wait, there’s no such thing. Tonight’s full moon is the Beaver Moon, named for the month in which beavers prepare for winter. But it should be the Turkey Moon. For two good reasons. First, it occurs on Thanksgiving this year and second, a full moon on Thanksgiving is a…
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Full Hunter’s Moon Horizon Hijinks

With the approach of the firearms deer hunting season it won’t be long before blaze orange becomes the rage in my state. The full Hunter’s Moon will rise a less lurid hue tonight around sunset and stay up all night. The name comes from the time when hunters stalked their prey by moonlight. If your…
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Tonight’s Harvest Moon Takes Us Back In Time

Tonight’s moon is one we’ve all heard of — the Harvest Moon. It’s the full moon that occurs closest to the fall equinox, and since that was only two days ago, this Harvest Moon is a good fit. What makes it special is that for several nights in a row, it rises only about 20-25…
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Mars Madness! Red Planet Closest And Brightest In 15 Years

Saturn normally takes center stage among the planets. But this summer, Mars is grabbing most of the attention. If you haven’t seen it yet, treat yourself. Go out the next clear night and look to the southeast around 10:30-11 p.m. It’s that fiercely brilliant, orange star brighter than every other object in the night sky…
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Moon And Fog Make A Magical Pair

Come late June, nights get humid. As the air cools, especially in low spots, water condenses to form ground fog. The cotton candy-like draperies over the fields at dusk are simply magical. Sometimes the fog hovers mere feet above the ground. On a few lucky nights, I’ve driven home through clear tunnels with the fog…
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