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When to See the ‘Harvest Moon’ at Peak Brilliance This Month

The full moon that occurs nearest to the autumnal equinox, which is coming up on Sept. 22—is nearly upon us. Which means, for all you infinity scarf and pumpkin spice disciples—squee!—fall is almost officially here. Let’s delve into why this moon is so unique, and when to see it for yourself. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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When to See the ‘Harvest Moon’ at Peak Brilliance This Month

The full moon that occurs nearest to the autumnal equinox, which is coming up on Sept. 22—is nearly upon us. Which means, for all you infinity scarf and pumpkin spice disciples—squee!—fall is almost officially here. Let’s delve into why this moon is so unique, and when to see it for yourself. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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When to See July’s ‘Buck Moon’ Light Up the Sky

Every month has a full moon, but only July can lay claim to the moon named after an animal with majestic antlers: the Buck Moon. This particular month is already a blockbuster for celestial events, with the Perseid meteor shower at its crux. But this month’s full moon provides yet another reason to keep your […]

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When to See the ‘Strawberry Moon,’ the Last Supermoon of 2021

If you’re an avid stargazer, June alone has been a crowded month in an otherwise busy year of celestial events. A solar eclipse, a planetary conjunction, and an asteroid careening within a reasonably close distance of the planet have added a nice bit of cosmic intrigue as the days get warmer and longer.Read more… Continue […]

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When to See This Month’s ‘Super Flower Blood Moon’

The next celestial event to light up the sky across the Northern Hemisphere has a name befitting its red-tinted hue: The Super Flower Blood Moon. No, that mouthful of a name isn’t a purely scientific term, but as far as full moons go, this month’s is definitely worth the space on your calendar. It’s the […]

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How to Easily Memorize All Eight Phases of the Moon

What most people know about the moon is that it orbits Earth, and there may or may not be a giant face carved into it. But the luminescent orb contains multitudes that might interest layman stargazers, and understanding its phases is a good place to start. Memorizing a simple mnemonic device can help your pursuit […]

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How to Easily Memorize All Eight Phases of the Moon

What most people know about the moon is that it orbits Earth, and there may or may not be a giant face carved into it. But the luminescent orb contains multitudes that might interest layman stargazers, and understanding its phases is a good place to start. Memorizing a simple mnemonic device can help your pursuit […]

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How to Easily Memorize All Eight Phases of the Moon

What most people know about the moon is that it orbits Earth, and there may or may not be a giant face carved into it. But the luminescent orb contains multitudes that might interest layman stargazers, and understanding its phases is a good place to start. Memorizing a simple mnemonic device can help your pursuit […]

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When to See This Month’s ‘Pink Super Moon’ at Peak Brilliance

With a new month comes fresh opportunity to experience the full moon you may have been too nonchalant to witness four weeks ago. This month, the forthcoming celestial wonder will brighten skies and presumably streak across Instagram feeds, as the pink Super Moon emerges again on April 26, about a year and six weeks…Read more… […]

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When to Watch This Month’s ‘Worm Moon’ at Its Peak Brilliance

This year’s celestial calendar is in full swing, with the next visual treat primed to appear in the night sky on Sunday, March 28: the Worm Moon. This particular moon will be large and easy to spot as it hangs high above the Earth, as it always does during its annual March appearance. Here’s more […]

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When to See February’s ‘Snow Moon’

Winter in the U.S. has been brutal in 2021, as snow blanketed the entire eastern seaboard and icy conditions spread as far south as Texas, causing the electrical grid to go offline. A reprieve from the frigid hell should be welcome, and it’s coming in the form of a very large full moon on the […]

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When to See February’s ‘Snow Moon’

Winter in the U.S. has been brutal in 2021, as snow blanketed the entire eastern seaboard and icy conditions spread as far south as Texas, causing the electrical grid to go offline. A reprieve from the frigid hell should be welcome, and it’s coming in the form of a very large full moon on the […]

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How to View Tonight’s Wolf Moon

Tonight we’ll see the rise of the wolf moon, the first full moon of 2021. Oddly enough, peak illumination begins at 2:16 p.m., when the moon is not generally visible. But don’t let the sun ruin the moon’s first big day this year; you can get a good glimpse right around sunset. Read more…

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How to View Tonight’s Wolf Moon

Tonight we’ll see the rise of the wolf moon, the first full moon of 2021. Oddly enough, peak illumination begins at 2:16 p.m., when the moon is not generally visible. But don’t let the sun ruin the moon’s first big day this year; you can get a good glimpse right around sunset.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to View Tonight’s Wolf Moon

Tonight we’ll see the rise of the wolf moon, the first full moon of 2021. Oddly enough, peak illumination begins at 2:16 p.m., when the moon is not generally visible. But don’t let the sun ruin the moon’s first big day this year; you can get a good glimpse right around sunset.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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