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This Year's Harvest Moon Will Be Spectacular

It's the last supermoon of the year

(Newser) - This has been a banner year for moon-watchers, and there are four full moons still to go, including the last supermoon of the year. The harvest moon, the last of four supermoons in a row, will appear full Thursday evening and reach its peak around 6am ET on Friday, NPR...

There's a Celestial Event Tonight You Won't See Again Till 2037

August gets itself a super blue moon, which doesn't come around all the time

(Newser) - If you're midway through another boring Wednesday, here's how to jazz things up: Go outside tonight and gawk at a celestial sight that won't be seen again for another 14 years. As Space.com reports, a pretty rare super blue moon will be dangling in the skies...

This Is a Pretty Rare Month for Moon Watchers

We'll get 2 full moons, and both are 'supermoons,' with the first on Tuesday evening

(Newser) - August will be a marvelous month for a moon watch, two times over. As NPR explains, August not only has two full moons, it has two supermoons—full moons that appear bigger than usual because they occur when the moon is closest to Earth during its orbit around us. August...

Break Out the Lawn Chairs— It's Strawberry Moon Time

Saturday night, just before midnight, is when last full moon of spring will be at its peak

(Newser) - The last full moon of spring has arrived. CBS News reports that the so-called strawberry moon will grace the skies this weekend, with peak illumination on Saturday at 11:42pm ET, per NASA . Space.com notes that this particular incarnation of the moon often gives off a "warmer" light...

The Wolf Moon Is Coming
Behold, the Wolf Moon

Behold, the Wolf Moon

Expect some howling as January's full moon peaks Thursday

(Newser) - It's time to revive the howl in honor of the first full moon of the year. January's full moon is known as the "wolf moon" because "wolves were more often heard howling at this time," per the Old Farmer's Almanac . The traditional belief was...

Halloween Comes With a Bonus Treat This Year

There's a blue moon on the rise

(Newser) - No matter how you plan to spend Halloween night amid a pandemic, Mother Nature plans to deliver the appropriate setting. For the first time since 1944, a full moon will rise over all US time zones on Saturday, reports USA Today . Halloween only sees a full moon every 19 years,...

Behold, the Final Supermoon of This Not-Super Year

Early risers should get the best view on Thursday

(Newser) - If you missed the Eta Aquarids meteor shower , which peaked early Tuesday, the sky has another show in store this week. The last supermoon of 2020, dubbed the "flower moon," will be visible from Tuesday evening into Friday morning but will appear largest (reaching the closest point to...

Here Comes the 'Pink' Moon
Here Comes the 'Pink' Moon

Here Comes the 'Pink' Moon

Tuesday's full moon will be brightest of the year

(Newser) - Everyone stuck at home Tuesday night will at least have something to look at in the sky: a "pink" supermoon will be on the rise, reports Smithsonian . The bad news is that the full moon won't actually be pink, though it will have a golden hue when it'...

We're Getting a Harvest Moon on Friday the 13th

That's a fairly rare occurrence

(Newser) - If you're one of those people who starts getting excited for all things autumn and Halloween as soon as Labor Day is over, this should get you really excited: This year's harvest moon occurs Friday, which just so happens to be Friday the 13th. The harvest moon is...

Blue Moon This Weekend
Blue Moon This Weekend

Blue Moon This Weekend

At 5:11pm Eastern on Saturday, to be exact

(Newser) - The moon will be full on Saturday, and that has some sky watchers proclaiming the arrival of a "blue flower moon." The explanation gets a little convoluted, but the easy part is that May's full moon is often called the "flower moon" because of all the...

Tuesday Brings Biggest, Brightest Moon of 2019
Get Ready for
Super Snow Moon

Get Ready for Super Snow Moon

Tuesday's super moon will be the biggest, brightest of 2019

(Newser) - If you failed to notice the large orb in Monday’s sky, there's still time to catch what's touted as the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The Super Snow Moon—the name given to the full moon closest to Earth in its orbit in the...

We Won't Have a Winter Solstice Like This Till 2029

And the last time we did was 2010

(Newser) - Today might feel like a long day, with America waiting to see if a shutdown comes to pass at midnight. But scientifically speaking, it's the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. That's because it's winter solstice, a day on which most of the US...

Friday's Harvest Moon Comes With Eclipse—for Some

Those in North America out of luck on the eclipse part

(Newser) - Skywatchers can witness a rare sight Friday night, though people in North America will have to settle for doing so via the Internet. The part everyone can see: It will be a full moon, and because this one falls closed to the fall equinox, it's called a harvest moon...

Something Special Will Happen to the Moon on Christmas Day

It'll be full during the holiday for the first time since 1977

(Newser) - The last time there was a full moon on Christmas, Jimmy Carter was president and a gallon of gas cost 65 cents. But this year we get to party like it's 1977 when the moon is shown in its full glory on Dec. 25, the Weather Channel reports. It'...

How to Watch This Weekend's Supermoon Eclipse

It will be visible to 2B people

(Newser) - There's another supermoon on Sunday night—but this time it's a supermoon eclipse. As Time explains, the supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, and Sunday's will be around 14% bigger than usual. And a lunar eclipse, of course, is when the...

Friday's Rare Blue Moon the Last Until 2018

There are 13 full moons this year

(Newser) - When Friday's blue moon arrives, don't expect it to be blue—a blue moon isn't actually that color, reports CNN , though some full moons can indeed have a bluish hue. The phrase "once in a blue moon" refers to something that is rare, and it was...

No, Full Moons Don't Actually Cause Chaos

Researcher rejects link to hospital admissions

(Newser) - The theories about the full moon and insanity that gave "lunacy" its name were discredited long ago, and a UCLA professor says the moon is also off the hook for affecting "automobile accidents, hospital admissions, surgery outcomes, cancer survival rates, menstruation, births, birth complications, depression, violent behavior, and...

Friday the 13th, Full Moon Unite

First honey moon in almost 100 years spotted this morning

(Newser) - If the fact that it's Friday the 13th has you shaking in your boots, we hope you didn't look out your window early this morning. For the first time in nearly 100 years, what's known as a "honey moon" or "strawberry moon" coincided with the...

Rare Blue Moon Fills Night Sky
 Rare Blue Moon Fills Night Sky 

Rare Blue Moon Fills Night Sky

Won't be back until 2015

(Newser) - Photographers were out in force last night to capture a rare blue moon. No, blue moons aren't actually blue (although there have been moons that were blue, most recently in 1950); rather, the term refers to the second full moon in a month, USA Today reports. But wait, you...

We Don't Sleep as Well During a Full Moon

 The Full Moon 
 Messes With 
 Your Sleep 
study says

The Full Moon Messes With Your Sleep

Even when we don't know about it: study

(Newser) - OK, you probably won't become a werewolf, but there is evidence that the full moon really does take a toll on people—even if they don't know it's out there. Scientists reviewed data in which subjects slept in a darkened room where they couldn't see the...

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