October’s Full Moon: a super Hunter’s Blood Moon in eclipse

sandhill moon, photo by Frank Kaelin EarthSky reports that for the full moon on October 8th, there’s a whole lot going on! In skylore, the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon on October 7-8 will be called a Blood Moon. Plus the October 7-8 total lunar eclipse – the second of four total lunar eclipses in the … Continue reading October’s Full Moon: a super Hunter’s Blood Moon in eclipse

The Moon and the Vortex

The Moon and the Ice Blob, photo by Cherie One of the cool things about having a Michigan photo group with nearly 200,000 photos to draw from is that I can find a photo for pretty much any post. Thanks all of you who share in the Absolute Michigan photo group! Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd … Continue reading The Moon and the Vortex

The Strawberry Moon is full in June

The Clark Kent Moon of June, photo by Kevin June’s full moon takes place this Friday, the 13th. That convergence last happened in 2000, and you superstitious folks can breathe easy as it won’t happen again until 2049. Regarding the June moon’s delicious name, the Farmer’s Almanac says: The month of June’s full Moon’s name … Continue reading The Strawberry Moon is full in June

Blood Moon kicks off the Lunar Eclipse Tetrad

Shadow Moon, photo by Michael Seabrook For as long as we know, celestial signs have been read to signify calamity and change, and apparently the total lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of April 15, 2014 that kicks off a two-year tetrad of lunar eclipses is no exception. In What is a Blood Moon? on one … Continue reading Blood Moon kicks off the Lunar Eclipse Tetrad

Church of the Hunter’s Moon

Church of the Hunter’s Moon, photo by Kevin’s Stuff Deborah Byrd is the founder of one of my favorite sites , EarthSky. Her article Everything you need to know: Hunter’s Moon 2013 explains: If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, look for the moon to be bright and full-looking for several nights around October 18, 19 and 20. … Continue reading Church of the Hunter’s Moon

By the light of the Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon, photo by eyesontheskies Shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky, I ain’t had no lovin’ since January, February, June or July Snow time ain’t no time to stay outdoors and spoon, So shine on, shine on harvest moon, for me and my gal. ~Shine On Harvest Moon, Nora Bayes and … Continue reading By the light of the Harvest Moon

Moonflower

Moonflower, photo by bill.d WiseGeek’s page on growing moonflowers explains: For a gardener who doesn’t keep a normal nine-to-five schedule, growing moonflowers may be the perfect hobby. Ipomoea alba, or the common moonflower, is a night-blooming vine from the same family as the morning glory. Growing moonflowers requires very little effort, and the gardener is … Continue reading Moonflower

Over the Moon with a Sandhill Crane

Over the moon, photo by TBPICKS The 1896 book Myths and Legends of our Own Land by Charles M. Skinner relates a rather gruesome version of the tale of the origin of Whitefish, which this photo reminded me of. An Indian who lived far in the north was so devoted to the chase that he was … Continue reading Over the Moon with a Sandhill Crane

November 28th: Full Beaver Moon in 2012 and sungrazing Comet ISON in 2013!

I can see a Church by Moonlight, photo by Kevin’s Stuff November’s moon will be full tonight, November 28th. Known as the Beaver Moon or the Frosty Moon in colonial times, November’s full moon was named the White Moon by Chinese, Dark Moon by the Celts, Snow Moon in Medieval England and the Moon When … Continue reading November 28th: Full Beaver Moon in 2012 and sungrazing Comet ISON in 2013!