Archive for November, 2010

The sky this week: Frost Moon, Snow Moon, Beaver Moon

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Full Moon occurs on the 21st at 12:27 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Here’s the rundown from the Navy:

The nights now are approaching their longest spans of the year, and winter’s constellations are now gaining prominence in the evening sky. Despite the bright illumination of the Moon, by 10:00 pm the striding figure of Orion is climbing into the eastern sky, surrounded by the other bright stars of the Great Winter Circle. As the nights become longer and chillier, it only seems natural that nine of the 25 brightest stars in the sky become prominent as the midnight hour approaches.

Backyard at the season change

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Photographed October 30, 2010, Chapel Hill, North Carolina