from my friend, Marney Bruce again… thanks, Marney! (she and I live in the Baltimore-Washington area.. we do need rain here…)
Hi everyone – Happy New Moon! The sky will be clear and dark tonight and the news just reported that if you look up in the northern sky at 10:35 this evening you may be able to see the International Space Station. Pretty neat considering this is the 40th anniversary of the first walk on the moon. I hope the skies will be clear enough in the coming nights for us to see the waxing moon, but if it is obscured by rain clouds, all the better!
If you see the moon setting in the western sky and the light section is on top, the moon is waning. The past couple of months I have seen the waning moon at about 10:45am at the last quarter. After that you won’t be able to see the waning moon because it’s light is overpowered by the setting sun.
The next full moon is on August 6th.
Full Sturgeon Moon – August The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
Pray for rain!