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Harvest Moon Factoids
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...

Blue Moon Tonight
2012-08-31 04:13:12

Video: Watch Out For The Blue Moon April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online August 31, 2012 will see a second full moon for the calendar month, commonly referred to as a Blue Moon. The first full moon for the month was seen on the night of August 1. There are three different circumstances in popular culture in which a moon can be called "blue:" when the moon actually appears blue, when there are three full moons in a season, or like tonight, when there are two full moons...

'Supermoon' Expected This Weekend
2012-05-05 15:05:08

The biggest and brightest full moon of the year will occur this weekend. An estimated 16% brighter than normal, this spectacular ℠Supermoon´ will be visible in the night sky on Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT, according NASA. Click here for video. The scientific term for the phenomenon is "perigee moon." Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon's orbit. The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side ("perigee") about 50,000 km closer than...

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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,...

2010-06-24 01:00:00

TOKYO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvelous Entertainment Inc., Japanese publisher of the "Harvest Moon" and "No More Heroes" video game series, and developer Route 24 have jointly announced the release of "Followars," their first title for Apple's iPad. A new 2-player-only title developed exclusively for iPad, Followars connects your iPad to your Twitter account for a new and original gaming experience. Match the people you are following on Twitter against those of an opponent in epic...

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2009-12-29 06:50:00

The blue moon has long been a subject of poetry and one of those phrases that is used without quite understanding the meaning, but its presence is a scientific marker for a rotating earth that runs by its own clock, ignoring man's calendar. This phenomenon will happen on Thursday, as the second full moon in a calendar month appears in the night sky, an occurrence called blue moon, reported MercuryNews.com The last time it happened was in 2007, when sky gazers saw one full moon on June 1 and...

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2007-06-28 07:40:00

For sky watchers in the northern hemisphere, this weekend is the best time of the year to experience the mysterious and beautiful Moon Illusion. NASA -- Sometimes you can't believe your eyes. This weekend is one of those times. On Saturday night, June 30th, step outside at sunset and look around. You'll see a giant moon rising in the east. It looks like Earth's moon with the usual craters and seas, but something's wrong. This full moon is strangely inflated. It's huge! You've just...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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