On our way out of the neighborhood we must drive across the dam road. No not that kind of dam. The dam that was built to create the beautiful 300 acre lake we live on. There are no natural lakes in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They’re all man-made, but that doesn’t take anything away from their beauty.
We head out early during the week days. And this morning we were greeted with an early view of the Hunter’s Moon. November’s Full Moon had just started to set behind the trees in the west, when the cool morning was breaking into fall colors as the Sun brightened the sky from the east.
A special moment when the Sun can love the Moon and kiss the sky with their embrace.
Yesterday I asked the question “How rare is today’s event?” How often does the 13th fall on a Friday? How often does a Full Moon fall on a Friday? How often does a Full Moon fall on a Friday the 13th?
According to my Moon Phase Pro (yes there’s an app for that):
In the next 260 weeks: (approx. 5 years from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2019)
There are 11 Friday the 13ths.
There are 11 Full Moons that fall on a Friday.
There is 1 Full Moon that falls on Friday the 13th.
On Friday the 13th of January 2017 the full moon will be just past full, 98% full to be exact. Close, but not officially a full moon day which will be January 12th. So we can’t count that one.
The Next Full Moon Friday the 13th will be in August 2049. According to Space.com
Ok, great but I want to know how rare this really is. That requires a lot more math than I know. So I asked my local math genius. Continue reading →
Every month and occasionally twice in a single month, you’ll find the moon in its full moon phase. Ages ago, cultures around the world kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon.
The names they gave to their full moons were based on their culture, their region of the world, the timing of seasonal changes.
For instance here in North America, winter arrives much earlier in the far north than it does in the far south. That will affect the weather and therefore how the people of those areas see the moon and it’s phases. Continue reading →