A February Without A Full Moon

Some months have two full moons. This month’s like that with full moons on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31.  The second full moon in a month is called a Blue Moon. January’s Blue Moon’s even more special because it will be totally eclipsed that morning. More on that in a future blog. The average interval…
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Eclipse Preview: Sliver Moon And Venus Pair Up At Dawn

We talk so much about the sun in eclipse, it’s easy to forget the moon will be at center stage on Monday. After all, during totality, we won’t see the sun. Instead we’ll be facing the new moon! No sunlight will touch the face of the moon visible from Earth, but from the perspective of…
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What Will The Weather Be Like On Eclipse Day?

Everyone hoping to see the eclipse all share one thought — will it be clear? Looking into weather trends from previous Augusts, the western half of the path stands a better chance of clear skies than the eastern, but it’s still too early to predict local circumstances with confidence. The long range forecast (low confidence)…
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August 21 Total Solar Eclipse Compilation And Guide

This isn’t so much a blog as a compilation you can refer to when needed. I’ve included all the eclipse topics I’ve written on below. Click to go to those that interest you. More are in the works. What Will the Weather Be Like On Eclipse Day? Total Eclipse Rewind — July 28, 1851, The First…
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Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Two Weeks Till The Sun’s Turn!

Tonight’s the Full Sturgeon Moon, named for the fish that American Indians of the Great Lakes netted plenty of every August. A lunar eclipse always occurs two weeks before or after a solar eclipse. In other words — tonight! But it won’t be visible anywhere in the Americas or Canada. Europe, Asia Africa and Australia…
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