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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All In A Day’s Sky / Full Flower Moon Tonight

First, I want to remind you to look for the Full Flower Moon both tonight and tomorrow night.. Perfect timing. I’ve seen plenty of different flowers in the past couple weeks including bloodroot, anemone, nodding trillium, marsh marigold and several varieties of violets. The reason we have two nights of full moonness has to do…
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Red Moon At Dawn! Don’t Miss The Jan. 31 Total Lunar Eclipse

Scrawl a big circle around the date Jan. 31. That Wednesday morning, the full moon will toddle into Earth’s shadow and be eclipsed. Unlike the August solar eclipse, where you had to be standing inside a 100-mile-wide strip to see totality, total lunar eclipses are visible across half the planet anywhere the moon is up.…
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