Friday, October 26, 2012


This was a post on Facebook today that I am sharing.  I thought it was interesting.

"For much of the world’s Northern Hemisphere, October 29, 2012 is the night of the full Hunter’s Moon. Watch it rise in the east as the sun goes down. Like any full moon, the Hunter’s Moon will shine all night long. It’ll soar highest in the sky around midnight on October 29 and will set in the west the following sunrise. Officially, the Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon, which is the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox. This year, the Harvest Moon came in late September. That’s why this moon in late October bears the name Hunter’s Moon. Generally speaking, we can say the moon stays full all through the night tonight. But to astronomers, the moon turns full at a well-defined instant, or when it’s most opposite the sun for the month. That happens today at 19:49 Universal Time (or 2:49 p.m. Central Daylight Time in North America)".

Monday, October 1, 2012

Full Moon
 by Janette Spencer Sprankle

Full Moon and some clouds
And the top of a tree,
Makes it oh so pretty
For all to see.

(Picture taken 9:24 p.m. 10/1/12)