Saturday, March 19, 2011

Keep your eyes to the sky....


From the RRC
(Remington Research Center)

Remington the Full Moon Reporter here....

Tonight keep your eyes to the sky for the

Full Worm Moon

This is what I have found in my extensive research....
 In this month the ground softens and the earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of the robins. 

Makes sense to me!
However, I did find out something else....
“The March 19 full moon will be a special type of full moon since it will coincide with the moon’s perigee. The moon’s orbit around the Earth is not circular, but elliptical. When the moon is at its closest approach to Earth we say that the Moon is at perigee. The furthest point of this elliptical orbit is known as apogee. As such the Moon comes closer to the Earth once in about every month, but not every time the full moon too falls on the same day, Dr Jayaratne said.  


He said on March 19, 2011 only will full moon and perigee coincide, but the Sun and Moon will be lined up with the Earth’s equator since it’s almost the time of the vernal equinox (where sun passes the equator Dr Jayaratne said on March 19, the moon lies only 356,575 kilometres away.


This means it will look REALLY close to us!

They are calling it
"The Super Moon"!

I can't wait -- this should be really cool!
Let's hope it is not cloudy so
Mike (our Full Moon photographer)
can get a good picture.

So you know what to look for I found a
picture on the internet.


Later -- Remington --
listen closely.....I will be howling at the moon
-- out!

32 comments:

The Thundering Herd said...

Our moon was really bright last night, so we are really hoping for a brilliant moon tonight (and clear skies, of course).

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm hoping to greet the Super Full Moon with my own Fluffy Tailed Moon!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Roo said...

I saw it! I saw it! It was BIG! It was GRAND! and then I went back to bed ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

I'm waiting fur the moon to come out! I hope I get to see it hehe

Woofs,
Pepsi

Zona said...

We can't wait to see your pictures tomorrow!

Wags,
Zona

Sandra said...

this morning the moon was hanging so low in the sky we could see the bottom of the pool in the dark, the back yard was bathed in shadows and bright light, we stood and stared. and guess what i found on the pool deck yesterday. an earthworm, a big one. i rescued him from the concrete and put him in a safe place away from Jake the hunter. thanks for the info on the super moon

Sarge said...

Hey Remington!
Wow, that's so neat! I did notice that last night it was incredibly bright here in my territory. I'll have to get out with my peeps tonight and take a really good look! Thanks for the cool info.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Madi and Mom said...

Rem you are undoubtedly the best Researcher we know.....and Mom knows a lot of them in her job.

She said you are better at explaining things, much more handsome and friendly than the ones she knows. MOL
Hugs Madi

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

I know you're in charge of the Moon around here, Remington. I'm glad you're keeping an eye on things because we've heard that this one could cause all kinds of odd problems and we think there have been plenty of problems on the planet already. Keep us posted, kthnx!

Sam said...

Thanks, Remington. Mom is never good at getting moon shots, but she tried last night - it was very bright and beautiful coming up behind our trees. They didn't come out, though!

Sam

Gloria said...

That could be the answer as to why there are so many crazy peeps out there at the Olive Garden! (Mom said that) I will just do some howling tonight I think. Licky kisses, Billy

Frankie Furter said...

I have been hearing rumors about this Special Moon for weeks... butt I waited to hear the REAL Story From YOU. I will take a good look at the Super Moon tonight. THANKS

Stella said...

We had a beautiful full moon last night with clear skies, so we are hoping for even better tonight.

Good work bringing this to us, Remington!

Kisses,
Stella

Autumn and Jasmine the Maltese said...

Thanks for the wonderful news!! We'll keep our eyes on the moon tonight...



Love,
A&J

brooke said...

Thanks for the moon report Remington! I'll have to keep a look out for the super moon!!

Alfie said...

ahh! all the exciting things happen when the weather is ugly over here :( i hope you are able to get pictures hehe.

Ginny said...

I'm THERE, dude!!!! I'm takoing the whole family with me, too!!! Can't wait to see our pictures, I'll return tonight at bedtime to see if you've posted it yet.

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Remmington see what you could do, its suppose to rain here tonight and tomorrow!!
Snuggles,
Benny & Lily

Amber DaWeenie said...

Da moon looks like it has a bad rash. Can da moon get da chicken pox?

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are having lots of rain this afternoon, but we hope it will clear off enough tonight so we too can see this Super Moon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Marilyn said...

When I logged on to read the Tribune and heard about the perigee moon, my first thought was "REMINGTON"!! And here you are, on top of the event! You are the best. ♥♫

JackDaddy said...

You have to go howl every hour so you can hit all the time zones!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We'll be keepin' our eyes to the sky tonight as we peepee before bed, Remington!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Tucker said...

We'll be watching - thanks for letting us know!

Oskar said...

I'm waiting to see if I can see the Super-Moon!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Minna Krebs said...

We just came inside fur da evening, and we did see da Super Moon! Amazing!

.....and I do believe I heard you howling, way in da distance.....

Sagira said...

We have been watching it but not very impressed. Dad went outside to take some photos but didn't stay out very long. He even had this weird thing with 3 legs on it to hold the camera. BOL Silly dad.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Remington!
That is pawesome info about the moon!
I am sure you gave a nice howling concert!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

bermudabluez said...

It was HUGE and bright last night!!! Tonight it seems a bit smaller, but still very B R I G H T!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We just love the RRC - astronomical and wildlife news right here at our paw-tips. Thanks for helping us keep up to date! We rely on you and Bertie the Science WFT Guy and, of course, the lovely K [and R] for our nature education.

Jed & Abby

SquirrelQueen said...

We always come to the RRC when we want information on the moon phases. It was sunny and nice here all day and we were hoping for a great view of the moon tonight but the clouds moved in just before dark, bummer.

FiveSibesMom said...

Yeah! Supermoon! We did get to see it here, and the FiveSibes were doing some moon gazing...we have posted some pics in a slideshow on our blog if you'd like to stop by and see. LOVE your goodbye to winter pic - have to say, we miss the snow!