Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The "what" Moon???




I might see lightening tonight, but I most likely will not see the full moon. this Full Flower Moon is shrouded in controversy as this excerpt from http://earthsky.org explains.


Your calendar probably says that full moon is Tuesday, May 17, 2011. But – depending on where you live and what time you look – you might see a fuller moon tonight.

That’s true for us in North America. Full moon falls at or close to sunrise on May 17 for us. So tonight’s moon is slightly more full than the moon tomorrow night – even though the calendar says that tomorrow is the full moon. This happens pretty frequently because astronomical almanacs typically tell the full moon time in what’s called Universal Time – standard clock time at Greenwich, England. For us in the Americas, Universal Time (UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is some hours ahead of our clocks.

This months full moon is also known as the Milk Moon, the FlowerMoon, the Planting Moon, and the Hare Moon, I was going to call it the Lilac moon,however in view of this neat fact from Earthsky, who also provided the cool picture....I think i will dub this full moon, The Inner Nerd Moon. Not so romantic or picturesque as the other names, but this time it fits.

If I can't see the Moon can it see me????

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