2019

The Lunar Eclipse of January 2019

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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:

https://underthepecantreephotography.com/2019/01/19/the-waxing-gibbous-moon-before-tomorrows-super-blood-moon/

2019

The Waxing Gibbous Moon Before Tomorrow’s Super Blood Moon

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Tonight’s Waxing Gibbous Moon (01-19-2019)

I’ve captured one last shot of the Waxing Gibbous Moon, before Luna’s big night tomorrow. We will have a Super Blood Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse.

The Moon will be in its perigee stage and as close as 221,681 miles (356,761 Kilometers) to Earth. This will be the closest approach for the year 2019. The furthest Full Moon will occur in June, this year. In it’s apogee stage it will be 252,622 miles (406,555 Kilometers) away from Earth. Being perigee and apogee, the distance of these two Moon stages is approximately 30,000 miles (50,000 Kilometers).

When we experience a Total Lunar Eclipse, the Earth covers the Moon 100 percent from the Sun. While the light supply from the Sun is cut due to the Earth’s shadow, the Moon doesn’t go completely dark. Instead, the surface of the Moon takes a reddish glow. Therefore, we call it a Blood Moon.

Let’s hope for a clear sky tomorrow night. The Lunar Eclipse can be seen from Eastern Russia at sunset, the North and South America at night and early morning hours. It also can be seen in Western Africa and in Europe before sunrise.

2019

Orion, The Hunter

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Orion, the Hunter, in the Winter sky

Orion shines bright in the January sky. It is so bright, that it is one of the few constellations, I can see in the Dallas suburb. What I’ve noticed, that this constellation is directly above our house on New Years night at 12 a.m. Since Orion is on the celestial equator, it’s belt can be seen on Earth from pole to pole at this time of the year. The belt, Betelgeuse and Rigel (the brightest star in Orion) can be seen very easily in the southern sky.

2018

The Full Hunter’s Moon

This morning, the sky was covered in clouds. And I had no luck seeing the Full Hunter’s Moon. Therefore, I’ll post photos of the October Full Moon from the year 2016. Btw, that Moon was a perigee Moon (Supermoon), two years ago.

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Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, Sanguine Moon

The Hunter’s Moon is also the October Full Moon. The leaves fall from the trees and the fields stand empty after harvest. The forest’s animals have fattened up for the winter ahead. The thinning leaves and empty fields made this an easier time to hunt in preparation for the winter ahead.
The October full moon is about honoring that which has passed; the plants and the animals that gave their lives to sustain ours and our ancestors who brought us into being and helped shape our world. Cook old family recipes or retell old family stories in honor of your ancestors. (www.naturalsuburban.com)

2018

The Full Harvest Moon 2018

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Tonight’s Full Harvest Moon (09-24-2018)

Harvest Moon, Corn Moon, Barley Moon

The pumpkins, squash and beans are ready for harvest. And the bright light of the Harvest Moon allows us the extra time needed to finish the harvest. The leaves on the trees begin to turn color. The Summer’s sunshine gives way to the Autumn’s darkening evenings. The September Full Moon is a time to find balance in our lives, of settling into a slower rhythm after the Summer’s adventures. It is a time of giving thanks and enjoying the abundance in our lives.

Resource: http://www.naturalsuburban.com