Full Beaver Moon and the Longest Eclipse in Over Five Hundred Years…

November’s Full Beaver Moon, a near-total lunar eclipse, will happen early in the morning on Friday, the 19th, and will last three hours, 28 minutes and 24 seconds – the longest in 580 years. This month’s moon will also appear to be full from Wednesday night through Saturday morning.

I wonder what the people viewing the last long eclipse in 1441 were thinking…

For more information, visit NASA’s Full Moon Guide or The Old Farmer’s Almanac!

I See The Moon. The Moon Sees Me…

When I picture the moon in my mind’s eye, I immediately envision an orange ball of light sporting a contorted smile. Sometimes, I’m lucky enough to photograph it that way. This shot of the full ‘Sturgeon Moon’ was taken on August 7th in 2017. As it rose over the treetops, it looked a lot like a jack ‘o’ lantern…

This August full moon also brought a partial lunar eclipse…