Beauty to Behold: The Sap Moon Rising

March 27th, 2013 § 1 comment § permalink

Sap Moon Rising ⓒ 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com The Sap Moon Rising Above Paper Birch and Snow-Covered Hills in Vermont

Be sure to look for the full, Sap Moon (aka the Worm Moon), when it rises tonight at 7:50pm ET. The moon was full at exactly 5:27am ET this morning, as it began to set on the western horizon here in Vermont. With ghostly paper birch reflecting her glow, the show sure was beautiful last night on my hilltop. Find more astronomical news, including full moon facts and lore, at The Farmer’s Almanac here.

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Romancing the Full, Cold Moon . . .

December 28th, 2012 § 2 comments § permalink

Full Cold Moon December 2012 ⓒ michaela medina - thegardenerseden.comThe Full, Cold Moonset: December 28th, 2012

In the hour just before dawn this morning, I pulled on my winter boots and trudged out into the drifting snow to greet the full, Cold Moon as it set on the western horizon. Did you miss it? Well you’ll have another chance this evening. Moonrise tonight is at 4:57pm ET and moonset is at 7:10am ET. If you hurry, you may still have time to catch her glowing beauty as she rises in the pink twilight …

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Once in a Blue Moon …

August 31st, 2012 § 3 comments § permalink

August’s Blue Moon —99% Full Last Night— Rises in the Dusty-Violet Twilight

This month’s Blue Moon —also the last full moon of summer— will rise tonight at 7:08pm ET. Be sure to catch it, or you’ll have to wait almost three years to see another one! The next time two full moons will occur in the same month won’t be until July, 2015. Learn more about the Blue Moon at Space.com. You can also explore a list of moon names and find a full moon calendar and a complete lunar phase calendar at The Farmers’ Almanac online, here.

Enjoy the Celestial Show!

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In Anticipation of April’s Pink Moon …

April 5th, 2012 § 1 comment § permalink

The Pink Moon (Shown Here, Rising on April 4th) is Full this Friday, April 6th, at 3:19pm ET

Longtime followers of The Gardener’s Eden will recall that this starry-eyed gardener has a particular fondness for April’s Pink Moon. Previous posts (such as this one, here ) have also included links to Nick Drake’s beautiful song by the same name, and various pink-hued flowers; including the moon’s namesake, phlox.

Last night as I was driving home from a late-day meeting with a design client, I happened to notice our nearly-full, celestial neighbor, flirting above the horizon in a pouf of pinkish clouds; perfection between budding trees. And as I rounded the bend between historic farms, there she was again; rising beauty, high above the wet, April fields…

The Pink Moon will be full this Friday —coinciding nicely with the start of Passover and Good Friday— at 3:19pm, and will rise at 7:38pm ET. Of course, at 98% full tonight, the Pink Moon will be a pleasure to watch a bit earlier this evening (rising at 6:20pm ET on 4/5/12). And you can bet I will be raising a glass to the first full moon of this sweet new season (even if it is still just a wee bit nippy outside).

For more information on the moon and its phases, and highly entertaining lunar lore, visit the Old Farmer’s Almanac moon page, here.

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Greeting January’s Wolf Moon …

January 9th, 2012 § Comments Off on Greeting January’s Wolf Moon … § permalink

An Eerie Golden Glow Twixt Skeletal Trees: January’s Full Wolf Moon

January’s Wolf Moon is full today —reaching it’s peak at 2:30am ET— and will rise this evening at 5:17pm ET (click links in the paragraph below for moon rise and set in your geographic area). I’ve been enjoying many celestial pleasures this month, including last week’s spectacular Quadrantid meteor shower (read more about this astrological event —and mark your calendar for more—by clicking over to Space.com here) and the early evening beauty of our nearby neighbor, Venus as she hovers at the horizon.

Also worth keeping in mind,  The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s moon page is a great source of lunar lore, celestial facts —including a moon phase calendar— and traditional sowing/harvesting information for those following a lunar planting schedule. You can learn more about January’s Wolf Moon —and watch a video— by clicking through to The Old Farmer’s Almanac site here.

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