Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Full Harvest Moon....

Reporting from the RRC
(Remington Research Center). 
 I am scrambling to get all of
my important research done! 
I have even put the
Vikings Secret Playbook
 on hold. 
According to my calendar the full moon is
 Thursday night 
BUT
in doing my research I have found
it is in fact tonight!
So I have been very busy getting my
 information ready for everyone! 
I am certain, however, that tomorrow night
it will be just a pretty!
I get confused sometimes with these moons!

So, without further adieu.....

Keep you eyes to the sky tonight for the
Full Harvest Moon.
  The reason it is called this is because at the
peak of the harvest, farmers can work into
the night by the light of this moon. 
Here is pic from the internet I found. 
I hope Mike can a get a good picture of it tonight!
  And to top it off we have other things
to look up at the sky for also!
There is a blazing star like light near tonight’s moon.
 It is the solar system’s largest planet Jupiter,
which just yesterday reached its opposition
– when Earth flew between Jupiter and the sun.

Also, the full moon will not fall on the
September equinox again until the year 2029,
and Jupiter’s next
comparably good appearance
on the  September equinox
 will not happen for another 12 years.

To find Jupiter look near the moon for
the bright planet, almost
three times brighter than the
brightest star in the sky, Sirius.

 
 Uranus will also be at its closest to earth
 but a pair of binoculars will
be needed to see the much fainter planet.

Look for an emerald-colored disk
near Jupiter just beneath the full harvest moon.

So the coming celestial lineup
 is an excellent time to find
that planet with binoculars
or a small telescope,
using Jupiter as a helpful guidepost.

Isn't this just the coolest thing! 
 
So enjoy this evening and howl really loud at
the Full Harvest Moon tonight.  
After which you can get out
your binoculars and try and find the planets!

Later -- Remington --
a BIG howl to all of you tonight!
-- out!

15 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks Handsome!

It is way too khloud - with storms heading this way - fur me to have a full moon to howl at!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Frankie Furter said...

It is just tooooo darned HOT to howl here tonight. Maybe a small whimper will do.

Deborah said...

That is too cool, I ran outside two nights ago at 11:30PM to look for Jupiter and I think I saw it! I would like to think I did!!
I did see the Harvest moon tonight too!
Remington, please tell your Mom or Dad it IS a salt water tank!!
xxoo
Deborah

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We surely have a full moon here right now - it is big and beautiful. And we are all set to get the howl fest going.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are cloudy and raining. Hopefully, things will break at least long enough to get a peek at all the heavenly action! If not...shine on Harvest Moon...

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks! I am off to howl at the moon now!!! I wonder if I will scare the neighbors!!

Your pal, Pip

Ginny said...

Yikes, it's 10 p.m. and Ive missed it, I will try tomorrow before it gets up too high!! I wait your report tomorrow, faithful intrepid astromomer/reporter, Rem!!

Jazzi said...

MAN!! Remington that is really cool!! You are such a smart guy, good thing we have you here to keep us all informed, There will be howling here!!

wags
jazzi

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, you are so smart!! Mom heard something on the news about the moon tonight but wasn't sure what it was. Thank you good looking!!!!! We can always depend on you for updates on great things!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

MISTAYA said...

Wow REmington, you are a great researcher!!That is so intersting about the moon. We will go out side and look at it..thanks,
hugs and wags, Mistaya

bichonpawz said...

You are so good at researching lots of things Remington!!! We are going to go out and HOWL tonight and we will think of you!!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Huffle Mawson said...

I went out to look at the full moon and mum kept yelling at me to come back inside. ::sigh::

Priscilla said...

It's the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival too. The brightest moon of the year!!!

Sandra said...

I am howling with laughter over your post. and i noticed you said it is the 24th, well right now it is Thursday the 23rd at9:23 Am here so I will not miss it. the moon this morning at 4 AM was so gorgeous it hurt my eyes. we stood and watched Jupiter floating close to the moon. it was really big. i have confused myself with days and times. and will look at the moon again tonight. i hope you got a good shot of it. the one from the web is awesome

Maggie and Mitch said...

We'll be looking for that moon tonight around 9PM when we go out for our last peepees before bed!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch