Thursday, January 20, 2011


Oh, I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow....

Oh no, it's just Ozabella.

We really enjoyed the Full Wolf Moon last night!

Here are some shots we got -- starting before dark.

This was at 4:45pm

This was at 6:45pm

Got a little spooky with all the clouds
 but was fun to watch.

I had my first question about
the Full Moon yesterday....

Queen Madi asked --
"Mom was noticing last night that the moon
 was full and had a ring around it....
the old folks used to say that meant
the weather was changing...
do you have any info about that in RRC?"

I went directly to RRC and
here is what I found....

Moon halos are caused by tiny ice crystals that
have gathered twenty thousand feet
above the ground, as thin, wispy clouds.
These clouds are so thin,
you might not notice them at night,
if it weren’t for their effect on the moonlight.
Incoming light rays from the moon
are bent, or diffracted, by these
ice crystals at an angle of 22 degrees.

This means that in addition to the
direct moonlight, you will also see
diffracted moonlight in a circle
22 degrees away from the moon.
This is about the distance of your fist,
held at arm’s length.

Like a rainbow, this halo can even be
slightly colored; red on the inside,
and blue on the outside.

Yes, it can mean that rain or snow is coming soon.
Those high, wispy clouds could be the
forerunners of storm clouds right behind them.

I hope this answered your question, Queen Madi!

So until the next Full Moon on February 18th....
My little sidekick and I will need to rest up!

Later -- Remington --
The Full Moon reporter
 -- out!


Max the Quilt Cat said...

Rem... thanks for all that great info about the moon and the weather. And, I love the pictures of you and little (compared to you anyway) Ozabella. Great pictures of the moon too.

Have a great day. pawhugs, Max

Mr. Pip said...

Mom and I stood out on the back porch and admired the moon last night. It was truly magical and HUGE! I think we also saw that moon halo.

Your pal, Pip

Gloria said...

Now those are some great photos Rem! I enjoyed the info too!

Priscilla said...

Your lil sister has grown! She is a pretty young girl now. Great picture of you and Ozabella and thanks so much for the info about the moon and the weather. Well, rain or snow might be on the day, watch out!

Amber DaWeenie said...

I looked but I tink all I saw were dark clouds. Da moon got lost here, I guess. Oh, I was at YOUR house last night so da foto lady could SHOOT it.

Gus said...

We had a lovely full moon this morning for walkies, and there was, indeed a ring around it....

so, yesterday it was 52 degrees, and tomorrow the high will be in the low to mid thirties.

does that count as a change?


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We thought of you last night when we saw that spooky cloud covered moon during our last walkie of the evening. Thanks for all of your great info.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Minna Krebs said...

Thanks fur da Moon info! That RRC is full of amazing stuffs.

PeeS......Miss Ozzabella is turning into such a lovely young lady!

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Rem....thank you and your staff at RRC for the very informative explanation to the ring around the moon!!! Oh my dogs you are the purrfect package, Handsome, strong, smart and a devoted friend. Your other feline sis, Madi

PS. Mom said speaking of rings she loves the rings on Ozabella's lovely long legs too.
Hugs Madi

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I love the spooky shots!

That is furry much like how ours looked!

Thanks fur sharing your howlin' good pikhs with us!


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That is furry interesting info you have here, Remington! Thanks! BTW, our Moms just loves that song!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

jen said...

Beautiful moon pictures Remington!

JC said...

First, you two are so cute sitting together. And, a lesson about ice cystals near the moon with my meowning coffee no less ... I love your blog but you already knew that !!!

Miss Kodee said...

Very interesting! We have a skywatcher in this house *cough Dad*. What I want to know is how I can get a halo around me like that. I am so deserving of it.
<3 Miss Kodee

whitty23 said...

I just love this blog! Remington, those are great photos and you are a great writer! :)

Corbin said...

Remington, I learn so much from you! I love your pictures of the full moon... you're great at taking awesome pictures!

Anny said...

You sure am a very smart fella.. we didn't dig up so much on them fullmoon but we did notice that the moom was kinda round and bigggggggggggg... hehehehee.. i always enjoy your pics with Oz :)

Sam and Pippen said...

Pawesome photos, Remington! We loves the ones of the moon with the clouds... very spooky indeed!

Sam and Pippen

3 doxies said...

Holy cows bells...what awesome fotos, those are incredible!!!!!!!
Dang and I learned sumptin too! Please no more snow...or at least under 2 inches.


brooke said...

Great photos and great job! I saw the moon on the drive home last night and felt so brilliant being able to tell Jason it was a Full Wolf Moon!
You and Ozabella do such a great job keeping us informed!

JackDaddy said...

Yes, we would always see the ring around the moon right before we had bad weather too!

Ginny said...

Rem, your knowledge is out of this world!!! And you did get great moon pictures, yes!!

Frankie Furter said...

Remington that are fabulous pics of the moon with the clouds!! WOW!!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Great pictures Remington!!! I love your little friend too!! Bambi & Happy are good friends but not always together the way Amanda and Tiger were.
When Amanda took a nap so did Tiger!!
I once knew that about the noon but had forgotten.
Thanks for reminding me.
We are suppose to get cold again this week-end!! Your noon is always right!!
xx, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Sandra said...

we have always said if there is one ring, the weather will change in one day, 2 rings 2 days, any rings at all means weather is going to change. so i think this is all true. great shots of the wolf moon, some are a litle spooky

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

We looked up at the moon during our walk last night, and we thought of you! :)

soggibottom said...

How did that rabbit get up there then smarty :-) x x x
Happy moon watching. X

soggibottom said...

If your going to moon bath, best do it in the warm by the way :-) x x x lots of love AMIE SOTO BLOSSOM X

Anonymous said...

Wow great pics Rem.. I also liked learning more about the moon. Thanks for the insight, that was great.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Well done on the report Remington. You got some great shots!

Cher' Shots said...

You're not only handsome Remington, you are so informative as well. All that AND a good big brother too! I sure hope that ring around the moon doesn't mean more snow for us in the U.P. 'love & hugs from afar'

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We didn't see the moon last night - our vision was clouded by glorious snow falling:) We only got about 6 inches - but it is great fun to have some more.

We just love how Ozzabella wants to be so close to you. It truly shows what a gentle spirit you have.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an interesting post, Remington, and that was one gorgeous full moon last night!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sagira said...

What a cool looking moon! Very cool that you got to watch it. :)

Junior and Orion said...

Remi, we love those moon photos...especially the spooky ones. We tried to get Meowm out there last night to howl with you, but she wouldn't budge. She said it was way to chilly last night. Maybe she will do this during the Summer. ;)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, we can always count on you for beautiful photos and full moon reports! We couldn't see it here last night and even if we could, we never can get a picture that great! We thank you also for your kindness in the home visit due to our illnesses. (Mom has the flu now or something like it). We wish you could see us..that would be absolutely pawesome...we will dream about you tonight and hopefull we will be better tomorrow. We love the picture too of you and little are such a wonderful brother! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Marilyn said...

Hey! Thanks to your timely report, I was able to get up this morning and see the moon before sunrise. Those blizzard clouds had moved off to the east, so I need to see what my morning shots look like. ♥♫

Oskar said...

Super pawsome pictures! Great reporting job.

Nubbin wiggles,

Suka said...

hey Remington,

Awesome - and pawsome! - moon shots! My human and I love the cloudy spooky ones the best. What kind of camera did you use (my human is curious...). Such cool pics! We love the moon! Without the moon, what would we howl at?

I had my very own snow falling on me all night, so no moon to view, just lovely sweet flakes of white wonderful fun! I can catch the next full moon! :->

What a thorough answer to Queen Madi! Very smart pup!

Hey Ozabella! Looking cute as ever!


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

You always have the answer, Rem! Thanks.
Moonshadow is MY song...momma used to sing it to me when I was a pup only she would sing, "I have a puppy who's my moonshadow"! Sometimes when things are scary now or I have the sickies, she still sings it to me!

Lorenza said...

You take the best pictures of the moon!
We saw the moon this morning! It looked beautiful!
Kisses and hugs

Holly and Khady said...

Great photo's of the moon!! And, thanks for sharing those interesting facts!


Cheyenne -Millie said...

We loves those moon pictures! We haven't seen the moon for awhile here!

We think those moon facts are interesting! You are so smart!!! And I thinks Ozabella likes you lots!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Thank you for your most erudite moon post, Professor Remington! [Boy, you're gonna need an extra closet for all the hats you're wearing now!]

We're happy to see Ozabella seems fully recovered from her lady surgery.

Jed & Abby

SquirrelQueen said...

Goodness Remington, your intelligence never ceases to amaze us. Thanks for the information. Beautiful photos of the moon.

The Thuglets said...

Very interesting post Remington!

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