Moon? ~ Pumpkin Moon?
Moon Exact: Friday, November
10:23pm PDT (05:23 UT Saturday,
A Random Act of Kindness Lifts Our Spirit
Stetson helped local students
C. LaCroix and C. Miller snap this picture.
the 2017 Hunter's Full Moon a Supermoon?
The moon is at perigee, it's closest point to Earth,
November 5, at 4:10pm PST (00:10 UT Nov.
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 ... Let's
break an old tradition with a random
act of kindness. Let's make this a "no hunting" Full Moon
our animal friends by doing something
nice for them. Our kindness is bound
to lift our spirit and the spirit of the animal kingdom!
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 - Friday, November 3, and Saturday,
November 4. 'Tis the season for a heavenly jack-o’-lantern
to be smiling down upon you!
average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. But when
a full moon happens close to the autumnal equinox – either
a Harvest or a Hunter’s Moon – the moon (at mid-temperate
latitudes) rises only about 30 to 35 minutes later daily for several
days before and after the full moon. The reason is that the ecliptic – or
the moon’s orbital path – makes a narrow angle with the
evening horizon around the time of the autumn equinox.
result is that there’s a shorter-than-usual lag time between
successive moonrises around the full Hunter’s Moon.
early evening moonrises are what make every Hunter’s Moon
special. Every full moon rises around sunset. After the full Hunter’s
Moon, you’ll see the moon ascending in the east relatively
soon after sunset for a few days in a row at northerly latitudes. EarthSky.org
Scorpio Full Moon Global Meditation
in SouledOut.Org's Full Moon Meditation
Halloween precedes this Full Moon in 2017. I wanted to leave you with
this note, especially if you're visiting this page before October 31. Halloween
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
1955 followed by one in 2001 - 46 years later. We'll have to
wait until 2020 for the next Halloween Full Moon! In
2017 we have a Waxing
Gibbous Moon for Halloween.
Witch by Starlight ~ Happy
for Heaven's Light,
if you ever have a fright!
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