Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Long Night Moon

Just came in from the afternoon dog walk (5:43 p.m.) and the full moon was already high in the sky. It didn't seem that close to
full last night, on the 'last call' dog walk, and I was surprised. Time is going by too fast!

So, off to my favorite star gazing site again to get the skinny on the moon. According to StarDate Online: December's full Moon, which sails across the south tonight, is known as the Long Night Moon. It is in view for more hours than any other full Moon -- a good 13 or 14 hours for most of the country, with up to about 16 hours of moonlight from far-northern latitudes.

Pretty cool, huh?

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