The full moon on Wednesday, April 20, will not be green, despite several hoax reports making their way through social media.
In fact, the full moon this month will come on Friday, April 22. The hoaxers apparently went with April 20, which might also be referred to as 4-20, to include a street reference for marijuana in their joke.
One of the original hoaxers eventually went on to support his original, simple meme of a green-tinted moon with an elaborate, but totally false, explanation involving the alignment of the moon with Uranus. Even that alignment won’t happen.
FOUR YEARS AGO, fresh out of graduate school at the Royal College of Art in London, Oscar Lhermitte stumbled across some high-resolution images of the moon. The images came from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, which launched in 2009, and they showed swaths of the lunar surface in extraordinary detail. Lhermitte, a designer who says he’s “obsessed with anything to do with science and astronomy,” began to wonder if he could use that data to create a three-dimensional model of the moon—i.e., a lunar globe.
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You don’t need to be a fucking astronaut to stand on the moon. Besides, a lot of people think they faked the whole moon landing anyway. But not you. You can channel your inner Armstrong right in the comfort of your parent’s basement. With this rug.
A full moon occurs when the moon, the Earth and the sun are lined up, with the Earth in between the sun and the moon. This allows us to see the entire disc of the moon illuminated in reflected sunlight. While 2016 will have 12 full moons, some years have 13 because the full moon phase occurs every 29.53 days.
Native Americans attributed certain terms to each month’s full moon based on seasonal factors. Naming the moons helped them keep track of the seasons; the moons were a part of their calendar, particularly important in regulating farming and hunting activities.
Now you can moon your mail carrier … not in the scatological sense, but in the philatelic sense.
To celebrate tonight’s full moon, the U.S. Postal Service officially released its circular moon stamp today. One stamp sells for $1.20, and provides “Global Forever” postage for sending a 1-ounce letter to most countries around the world. (Technically, they can go to any country that’s reachable by First Class Mail International service.)
This werewolf full moon flip shirt is a great way to let innocent bystanders know what is up – and it has the added benefit, if you use it right, of covering up your real fangs so you don’t accidentally chew anyone’s face off.
WEREWOLVES belong in fiction, but researchers have demonstrated an eerie spike in very violent behaviour during the full moon.
Australian experts looked at the cases of 91 patients who presented for treatment at the emergency department of Calvary Mater Hospital in Newcastle, NSW, all of whom were so violent they needed to be sedated or physically restrained to prevent them harming staff or themselves.
Of these 91 who were seen over a 12-month period, they found that 21 (23 per cent) presented when the moon was full – about double the number of cases seen during any of the other seven lunar phases.