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Monday, December 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘full moon’

Sky Tonight—May 16, Will you see a fuller moon

Sky Tonight—May 16, Will you see a fuller moon tonight … or tomorrow?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Photo from yourdon’s photostream Your calendar probably says that full moon is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. However – depending on where you live and what time you look – you might see a fuller moon tonight. That is true for us in North America. Full moon falls at or shortly before dawn on May 17 for us. So tonight’s moon is slightly more full than the moon tomorrow night – even though ... Full Story

Sky Tonight— Feb 17, Some names for the February

Sky Tonight— Feb 17, Some names for the February full moon

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Although the moon won’t be full until tomorrow (Friday, February 18) at 8:36 Universal Time, it falls in the wee hours after midnight for much of North America. As seen from our part of the world, the moon will probably appear as full tonight as it will tomorrow night. The image – a February moon from years past – was taken by Dan Bush. His Missouri Skies Moon Page is not to be missed. How do I ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 19, Full moon rises in east

Sky Tonight—January 19, Full moon rises in east around sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org This is the first full moon after the December solstice. In North America, we commonly call this full moon the Old Moon or Moon After Yule. Can you tell me the full moon names? The photograph above is by sky artist, Dan Bush, by the way. Be sure to check out his moon page. Look for tonight’s full moon to rise in the east around sunset today (Wednesday, January 19). Like every full moon, it will ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—October 22, Hunter’s Moon rises

EarthSky Tonight—October 22,  Hunter’s Moon rises at sunset, shines all night

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org For the world’s northern hemisphere, tonight is the night of the Full Hunter’s Moon. Watch it rise in the east tonight as the sun goes down. Like any full moon, the Hunter’s Moon will shine all night long. It will soar highest in the sky around midnight tonight and will set in the west tomorrow around sunrise. The bright “star” near the moon tonight is really a planet, Jupiter. Officially, the Hunter’s Moon ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—October 21, Full Hunter’s Moon of

EarthSky Tonight—October 21, Full Hunter’s Moon of 2010 tomorrow

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight’s moon is only a prelude to the full Hunter’s Moon that will grace North American skies tomorrow – on Friday evening, October 22. Nevertheless, the moon looks plenty full tonight, too, as it parades across the sky from dusk until dawn. The moon will reach the crest of its full phase tomorrow at precisely 8:46 p.m. Central Time (9:46 p.m. Eastern Time, 7:46 p.m. Mountain Time, 6:46 p.m. Pacific ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 27: Full moon near the

Earthsky Tonight—May 27: Full moon near the Scorpion’s Heart

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The moon reaches its full phase tonight, but it rides low above the horizon for mid-northern latitudes. If your southeastern horizon is rather cluttered, you might have to wait 90 minutes after sunset for the brilliant orb to clear any obstacles. Once you have the moon well in sight, look about three lunar diameters (1.5 degrees) below it for a bright star. Tonight the moon pays a visit to Antares, the ruddy heart of the ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — March 29, 2010 Full moon near

Earthsky Tonight — March 29, 2010 Full moon near Saturn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, the full moon beams between the golden planet Saturn and sparkling blue-white Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. For the northern hemisphere, this is the first full moon of spring – or the first to follow the March 20 spring equinox. The first springtime moon is commonly called the Egg Moon, Grass Moon or Easter Moon. The moon turns precisely full tonight at 9:25 p.m. Central ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Feb 28, 2010: Full moon comes

Earthsky Tonight – Feb 28, 2010: Full moon comes February 28

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The February full moon falls at 16:38 Universal Time today. That is 10:38 a.m. in the central U.S. Every full moon takes place at the same instant for everyone all around the world – but your clock time for the full moon varies by your time zone. To look full to us, the moon has to be opposite the sun. That moment when it’s most opposite the sun for the month marks the instant of full moon – and that ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Feb 27, 2010: Some names for

Earthsky Tonight – Feb 27, 2010: Some names for the February full moon

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Although the moon won’t be full until tomorrow, it falls during the morning daylight hours for much of North America. As seen from our part of the world, the moon will probably appear as full tonight as it will tomorrow night. The image – a February moon from years past – was taken by Dan Bush. His Missouri Skies Moon Page is not to be missed. This February full moon goes by many different names. The ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – January 28, 2010: Does Mars

Earthsky Tonight – January 28, 2010: Does Mars ever appear as large as the full moon?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, the planet Mars will be at at its biggest and brightest until the year 2014. Does that mean that Mars will be as large as the moon tonight? Check it out for yourself. This evening, look to the lower left of tonight’s almost-full waxing gibbous moon for a ruddy-colored “star.” That “star” is actually Mars, the 4th planet outward from the sun, shining most brightly in Earth’s sky for ... Full Story

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