🎶”Fly me to the Moon … 🎶
Sturgeon Moon, Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Red Moon
The grain ripens in the fields and the sturgeons become plentiful in the lakes. The Moon takes on a red hue from the Summer haze. It is the beginning of the harvest season and the time to begin preparing for Winter.
Tonight’s Full Moon (07-16-2019)
Today is also the 50 Year Anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch to the Moon.
The May Full Moon 2019
Today, we had a few storms blowing through North Texas. But it cleared up enough to see the Full Flower Moon, this evening. Tonight’s Full Moon is also referred as a “Blue Moon”. Usually there are three Full Moons in every season. This Spring, we experience four Full Moons. Therefore the third Full Moon is also called a “Blue Moon”. The fourth Full Moon will be on June 17, which is four days before the Summer Solstice.
April Full Pink Moon 2019
Technically, we won’t have the April Full Moon before tomorrow at 6:12 a.m. CDT (11:12 a.m. UTC). But the Moon was shining bright until it got covered by clouds, and another storm came in tonight. There is a slim chance, I will get up in the early Friday morning hours. The girls have a four-day break from school. And Kevin took a day off as well. It is a good day to sleep in for another hour, than the usual time to start breakfast and get the kids ready for school. With over 99 percent full, the picture comes close enough. 😉
The March Full Moon is called Worm Moon, because when the soil thaws out and softens, the worms begin to reappear as soon as it becomes warmer. It’s the Earth’s rebirth after the hard Winter months. This year the Worm Full Moon is also the last Supermoon/Perigee Moon of 2019.
Full Worm Moon
The Moon is “resting” on the tree.
Tonight’s Super Blood Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse (01-20-2019)
Brrr! It was chilly this evening. But we have a fantastic sight of the Full Wolf Super Blood Moon, tonight. In the following link I described, why we experience a Super Blood Moon:
With the Winter Solstice, we also celebrate the first Full Moon of Winter tonight. Officially, the Moon won’t be full before 11:49 am (CST) tomorrow. By that time it has set for us here in Texas, and therefore we can not see it. The December Full Moon is called Full Cold Moon or Long Nights Moon. Last time, we had a Full Moon on Winter Solstice was in 2010. The next Winter Solstice/Full Cold Moon will occur in 2094.
Tonight’s Full Cold Moon (12-21-2018)
With the Winter Sostice, we also celebrate the Full Cold Moon tonight.