The Skyhouse Frisco Station and tonight’s Full Moon
Tonight’s Full Beaver Moon
The Full Moon is a bit hazy, tonight.
Beaver Moon, Frost Moon, Mourning Moon, Tree Moon
The trees stand dormant and naked. The Summer birds have flown south. The frost settles in or snow begins to fall. The beavers are busy making last minute preparations for the Winter ahead.
The November Full Moon is all about the final Winter preparations. It’s a time to bundle up and relax. A time to surround ourselves with things that will comfort and sustain us during the dark and cold that has so recently arrived at our doorstep.
After three years, we’ve visited the State Fair of Texas again. The weather was beautiful: sunny and perfect temperatures. Unfortunately, when it is as nice as it was yesterday, lots of people visit the fair. It was very crowded. So, we couldn’t go to all the places we’ve wanted to see. But we went late afternoon, and stayed until it was dark. The State Fair will be open until this Sunday, October 20th. Here are some images I’ve captured at last night’s visit at the Fair Park in Dallas.
Front Entrance of the State Fair of Texas 2019
Big Tex 2019
Fair Park Ferris Wheel
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)
Swing Ride in Midway
Top O’Texas Tower
Woofus at Fair Park
Biergarten covered with colorful umbrellas at the State Fair
Smaller Ferries Wheel closer to the Chevrolet stage
State Fair of Texas at the Fair Park in Dallas, Texas
Fair Park Esplanade I
Fair Park Esplanade II
“Mattress Firm Illumination Sensation” I
Fair Park Hall of State with the Full Hunter’s Moon in the background I
Fair Park Hall of State with the Full Hunter’s Moon in the background II
“Mattress Firm Illumination Sensation” II
The Tenor statue with the Automobile Building in the background
The Full Hunter’s Moon at the State Fair of Texas
Big Tex at night
The Full Harvest Moon shortly after moon rise. (09-13-2019)
The Full Moon on a Friday 13th is a rare occurrence. The last time, we had a Full Moon on a Friday 13th, was back in October 2000. The next time will take even longer, almost 30 years, in August 2049. Today’s Full Moon is also an apogee Moon with a distance of 252,511 miles (406,377 km). This is called a “Micromoon” and looks approximately 14% smaller than a “Supermoon”. The illuminated area also appears about 30% smaller, so it might look less bright in tonight’s sky. The next Full Micromoon will occur on October 1st, 2020, and then on Halloween 2020.