It’s big and bloody and whatever else Colbert says. Eyes up y’all.
We’re not making predictions about your lifespan, but if you’re old or unhealthy, you might want to go outside and look up tonight.
The short version: It’s the #full moon that appears in December, coinciding with the astronomical start of winter in the northern hemisphere.
The long version? Well, it doesn’t get much more complicated than that.
Except 2018’s version is a bit different than the usual. There are added events, unrelated but all part of the same night sky.
Why is the full cold moon special this year?
This year’s full cold #moon falling almost exactly in line with the December solstice on the 21st, with its peak around midday on the 22nd. The longest night of the year coincides with a big, beautiful full moon. It’s the first time since 2010 since the two have been less than 24 hours apart, and the last time until 2029.
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Why is November’s full moon called the Beaver Moon?
Astronomers don’t give Full Moons names, but over the years they have acquired nicknames by various cultures. The term Beaver Moon comes from Native Americans and colonial settlers, with some sources claiming it’s because November was when traps were set, and others because beavers are at their most active before winter sets in. November’s #Full Moon has also been called Frosty Moon, Hunter’s Moon and Oak Moon. Space.com reports that the Ojibwe people called November’s full moon Little Spirit Moon, while the Tlingit people called it the Scraping Moon to mark the time when bears prepare their dens. Read more
Via: Travel & Leisure
As night sets in on November 14, wander outside and gawk at the sky. If the weather is clear, the #moon will be at its biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years, and it won’t put on a similar display until late 2034, astronomers say.
NASA says a supermoon – technically called a perigee moon – can appear to be as much as 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than a full moon at its furthest orbital point.
But NASA says the November 14 moon could, arguably, even be called an “extra-supermoon”, and here’s why.
According to an age-old farming tradition, the phase of the #moon has a huge impact on how well a plant will grow. Without getting too bogged down in the nitty-gritty of astrological signs, here’s the general idea behind gardening according to the moon. The whole idea hinges on the idea that the moon’s gravitational pull affects water in the ground. This is very similar to the way the moon affects the ocean’s changing tides.
According to the tradition, the moon’s pull on groundwater has a direct impact on how well different plants grow. The time between a brand new moon and the #full moon is called the waxing phase. The moon gets bigger and bigger every night during this phase.
As the moon gets increasingly large, it pulls water up toward the surface of the Earth. This is the time to plant things that produce fruit or leaves above ground.This would include things like tomatoes, leafy greens, grains, squash, beans, and most important of all, cannabis.
Sleep may be one of the simplest changes you make to your daily routine, affecting everything from your mental and emotional health to your physical health.
Impaired sleep or lack of sleep may impact your immune system, increase your risk of heart disease, raise your blood pressure and increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.1
Poor-quality sleep may also impact other serious or chronic underlying health conditions, such as kidney disease, multiple sclerosis or gastrointestinal disorders.
The real question is what is “science” hiding?
Kids really do sleep less when there’s a full moon, but only by a few minutes, according to a new study that included children from a dozen countries.
What’s more, the study failed to find a link between the occurrence of the full moon and kids’ activity levels, debunking the myth that kids are more hyper during a full moon.
The study “provides solid evidence … that the associations between moon phases and children’s sleep duration/activity behaviors are not meaningful from a public health standpoint,” the researchers, from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa, Canada, wrote in the March 24 issue of the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics.
Via: Field & Stream / Ask Phil
I live and hunt in the great state of Iowa, and with turkey season fast approaching, I need to pick which season I want to hunt. I have a fairly open work schedule so I am free for any of the first three season splits. I hunt on a family friend’s land so I shouldn’t have to worry about other hunters, but my question is: should I be taking into account the phases of the moon and try to hunt during the full moon?
[Iowa requires hunters to choose which season split(s) they wish to hunt, a system designed to spread out hunting pressure.]
One of the many things I like about hunting turkeys as opposed to hunting deer, is that when you’re scouting and hunting, you know every turkey track you see was made during the daytime (when you could hunt the bird), while deer tracks may have been made at midnight. Turkeys are diurnal animals, and, as such, I don’t believe they are particularly attuned to phases of the moon.
Via: Wales Online
The festival was successfully launched last year at The Full Moon in Cardiff. It proved a huge hit when it was launched last year now the Full Moon Rum Festival is heading back to Cardiff .
Taking place at The Full Moon in Womanby Street, event manager Sam Holland, promises there will be something to cater for all tastes.
He said: “Last year’s rum festival was a total game-changer for us here at The Full Moon. We’ve always loved our rum, and have always prided ourselves on our rum selection here.
As the moon moves around Earth in its monthly orbit, there are four points at which it is in exact geometry with the sun and Earth: new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter.
These are the four points at which the Earth, moon and sun are in a straight line, or the sun and moon form a 90-degree angle as seen from Earth.
At new moon, the moon is between Earth and sun, so we are trying to see the moon’s dark side in front of the brilliant sun. We can never see the moon at new moon because of the bright sunlight, except on the rare instances when the moon is directly in front of the sun and we get a solar eclipse. Because of the tilt of the moon’s orbit, most of the time it passes either above or below the sun, but still close enough that it is lost in the sun’s glare. [Moon Photography Tips from Astrophotographers: A Visual Guide]