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2013-09-17 10:58:14

[ Watch the Video: Sky Watchers Can Catch The Harvest Moon Tonight? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s a reason why the character Linus from the cartoon Peanuts has never been able to catch a glimpse of the Great Pumpkin for all these years – he’s probably been a month too late all along. Expert skywatchers know the Harvest Moon, which happens every September near the autumnal equinox, is the most likely full moon to provide a large pumpkin-like moon...

2011-09-17 07:00:00

The best fall foliage colors can be seen by spending several days in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah National Park, and driving around each of those days. Choosing to stay in a cabin rental in Virginia provides a great base from which to explore. Waynesboro, VA (PRWEB) September 17, 2011 âœWhen should I come to see the peak colors?â This question causes the phones at Cabin Creekwood to ring off the hook as the days get shorter and the...

2010-10-20 08:00:00

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcal® Small Steps® has declared itself the Official Sponsor of Fall Foliage, celebrating the colorful season of trees that it is dedicated to saving 365 days of the year. Advocating to save more than two million trees this year, Marcal Small Steps, the maker of paper towels, napkins, bath and facial tissue made from 100 percent premium recycled paper, is using the fall foliage season to educate consumers...

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2010-09-22 10:15:00

For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a "Super Harvest Moon" and a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons. The action begins at sunset on Sept 22nd, the last day of northern summer. As the sun sinks in the west, bringing the season to a close, the full Harvest Moon will rise in the east, heralding the start of fall. The two sources of light will mix together to create a kind of 360-degree,...

2009-09-24 04:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- As October approaches, so does the 2009 Mid-Autumn Festival in China. The China Guide invites you to share in the festivities and try one of the longest-standing cake recipes in history -- the Moon Cake. Moon cakes are created in hand made wooden molds that give them their traditional shape. Filled with lotus seed paste, duck eggs and yolks (and other variations) they are different than a western style cake. Fillings vary and some are heavier on...

2009-08-13 12:40:00

Walking outdoors in the fall, the splendidly colorful leaves adorning the trees are a delight to the eye. In Europe these autumn leaves are mostly yellow, while the United States and East Asia boast lustrous red foliage. But why is it that there are such differences in autumnal hues around the world? A new theory provided by Prof. Simcha Lev-Yadun of the Department of Science Education- Biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim and Prof. Jarmo Holopainen of the University of Kuopio in Finland...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

Fall colors have already reached their peak at several locations in West Virginia's northeastern mountains, the state Division of Forestry announced Thursday. Among areas now at 100 percent of their seasonal color potential are the Allegheny Front in Mineral County, the Mount Storm area in Grant County, and Spruce Knob, the state's highest peak, in Pendleton County. Leaves in the Davis and Canaan Valley areas of Tucker County are at 90 percent to 100 percent of peak color, while foliage...

2005-11-04 15:14:48

By Jason Szep WILMINGTON, Vermont (Reuters) - In her quiet Vermont town, Cynthia Beaudette cannot recall a stranger autumn. The foliage that usually explodes in brilliant reds, yellows and orange across New England, drawing in thousands of tourists and their spending, was the dullest ever, she says. Green leaves clung to trees weeks longer than normal. When they finally turned, gale-force winds and a week of torrential rain knocked many off their limbs. Vacationers that usually...


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