Tonight's Full Moon is called The Harvest Moon and it is the first of two full moons we'll enjoy this month. I stopped the car on the east coast, near Ballyhalbert, to take this photograph - but my phone doesn't do it justice. Photo sent to me by Richard Graham. Photo found online. Photo taken in Bangor, County Down, by my friend Bill Maul.
Hello friends. I hope you are out gazing at this amazing full moon. What a beautiful night for it, now that the storm has blown out. I am typing this by moonlight (and the phone's own glow lol).... This is the Hunters' Moon - and it is a BLUE MOON - and it is Halloween. We won't get to see a Halloween full moon again until 2039. By then I will be 67, eeeek - I wonder will I remember 2020 or is this the year nobody ever will forget?..... In the whole of this 21st century, t
Hello friends. Have you looked up tonight at the big cheese in the sky? I wish my phone took better photos..... Tonight's full moon is most often known as The Beaver Moon - the first known use of this name was in 1778. You may have seen the good news item in today's media about the successful reintroduction of beavers into parts of England. We have never had them here in Ireland - but sculptures of Mr & Mrs Beaver from Narnia can be found in C.S. Lewis Square in East Belfast.
Hello everyone. I hope you've all been outside to look at the 13th and final full moon of the 2020 calendar year. It is also, strictly speaking, the first of the new astronomical year (since the solstice was on 21st December, the longest night marking the start of winter).... Tonight's huge, white, astonishingly bright moon is known as the ‘Cold Moon’ and since it's one degree out there right now, it's not hard to know why. There are alternative names including the "Oak Mo
Tonight is the first Full Moon of 2021. This one was named because packs of wolves could be heard howling in the bright moonlight at this time of year, hunting and hungry in the lean winter months. Wolves were once found all over Europe and the United States. Wolves howl to define territory, locate pack members, reinforce social bonds, and coordinate hunting. There are some great clips online like this one - https://youtu.be/F-oAaElViaU When I played that just now, the cats
Hello all. Have you seen tonight's beautiful big full moon? Earlier it was actually a deep blood orange - but just this second it is behind the cloud so I will have to wait up for a better photo. The tide is high, the weather is balmy and this mid-year moon finds us (in Ireland anyway) enjoying an unusually warm July with three new 'highest ever temperature' records set during the last week. The full moon is shrouded in folklore and magic. I love it. It re-sets me every 28 da