Moon? ~ Pumpkin Moon?
Moon Exact: Saturday, October
9:23pm PDT (04:23 UT Sunday,
A Random Act of Kindness Lifts Our Spirit
Stetson helped local students
C. LaCroix and C. Miller snap this picture.
2016, Hunter’s Moon Is Also a Supermoon
Full Moon on the night of October 15-16 ushers
in the first
of three supermoon Full Moons in 2016,
the closest and biggest Full Moons of the year.
This moon’s perigee
or closest point comes on
October 16, at 4:36pm PDT (23:36 UT).
the Northern Hemisphere traditionally the Full Moon following the Harvest
Moon is called the Hunter’s Full Moon. The origin of the name
actually relates to the harvest.
1 month after the harvest hunters used to ride out under the light
of this full moon to hunt the small animals that came out to forage
what was left of the harvest. Star
I’m not a hunter and love animals and pumpkins, I prefer calling
this Moon the Pumpkin Moon. Hmmm ... A
random act of kindness is bound to lift all of our spirits during this
time, so let's surprise our little animal friends. Let's do something
nice for them and make this a "no hunting" Full Moon!
Moon rises in the east as the sky darkens, is high overhead around
midnight and sets in the west around sunrise. Catching a moonrise or
moonset means you are more likely to see a colorful Moon. The closer
the Moon is to the horizon, the more its light is tinted by our atmosphere
and our pollution. Maybe you'll get lucky and actually see a pumpkin
colored Moon! Rise/Set/Transit
Times ~ Major Bodies
the moon's tilt at this time of the year makes the "man in the
moon" particularly visible. Some astronomers believe jack-o-lantern
carving was inspired by the rising, orange October moon ..." USA
Today 2001 Oct. 31
Moon will look Full for two nights - Saturday, October 15, and Sunday,
October 16. 'Tis the season for a heavenly jack-o’-lantern
to be smiling down upon you!
the average, the moon rises 50 minutes later every night. But not
the Hunter’s Moon! At mid-northern latitudes,
the Hunter’s Moon rises about 35 to 40 minutes later for several
evenings in a row around now. And at far northern latitudes, the Hunter’s
Moon rises around 15 to 20 minutes later for several evenings in succession.
Libra Full Moon Global Meditation
SouledOut.org invites you to participate in the
Libra Global Meditation. Join us on Saturday,
October 15 at 9:23pm PDT (04:23 UT 10/16)
This meditation occurs at the exact time of the Full Moon.
If you are unable to join us at this time, choose a time
within 12 hours before or after the exact Full Moon.
is usually depicted with a witch riding a broom in front of a Full
Moon. Many people, as a result mistakenly believe there is a Full Moon
every year on Halloween. In fact, there was a Halloween Full Moon in
1955 followed by one in 2001 46 years later, and we'll have to wait
until 2020 for the next Halloween Full Moon!
Witch by Starlight
for Heaven's Light,
if you ever have a fright!
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with Celestial Delights and Treats!
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