Tomorrow is a big day on the lunar calendar, the Worm Moon is coming.
The first thing we should square away is the name because when I heard about this, it is the first thing I needed to know, why is it called that? People used to believe that it was because around this time of year earthworms begin to crawl up out of the ground as the soil warms up. The Farmer's Almanac explains that the name has a different origin, saying:
In the 1760s, Captain Jonathan Carver visited the Naudowessie (Dakota) and other Native American tribes and wrote that the name Worm Moon refers to a different sort of “worm”—beetle larvae—which begin to emerge from the thawing bark of trees and other winter hideouts at this time.
The F.A. Calendar says tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7 is the arrival of the worm moon. In Connecticut, we can get our best look at it at 7:40 AM. I'll be up at work and I can run outside to check this out but if you miss it, you'll need to wait until April 6 for the next full moon, the Pink Moon which drops at 12:34 am.
BUT, according to EarthSky, the moon of all moons in 2023 will be the The supermoon of August 31, 2023. They say it is the closest and brightest full supermoon of the year and also a Blue Moon.
If you're into moons like this guy and want to know more, the Farmer's Almanac is definitely the resource of all resources. They have calendars for everything, charts, graphs and explanations.
Danbury Area Residents Showoff Their Recent Moon Photos
I happened to be awake for the partial lunar eclipse on Friday morning (11/19/21), I'm always awake, and out of the house around 4 am for work but I nearly missed it. I knew about it the celestial event but I forgot when I woke up. Then, I was driving down Route 7 towards Brookfield, CT headed for the I-95 studio and the sight punched me in the face. I saw one of the most brilliant and vivid moon scenes in my life. What jumped out at me was how well I could see the shape of the moon. The eclipse itself transformed the moon from a circle into a sphere for me, it made me feel small and insignificant in the best way possible. While the lunar eclipse was a show worth seeing, it was not the only day the moon was working magic on anyone willing to look up, there has been a show in the sky for the past few weeks. I snapped a few photos of the moon's majesty last week (11/16/21), posted one and asked the Ethan and Lou Radio Show (I-95) listeners to share theirs, this is what they sent me.
Danbury Area Residents Share Stunning Fall Sunset Photos for 2021
What is easier than driving all over the Danbury area collecting photos at sunset? Delegating that task, that is exactly what I did recently. I asked our Ethan and Lou Radio Show (I-95) listeners to submit the best photo they took of a 2021 fall sunset. I put the request out on our Facebook page and in an alert on the I-95 Rock Mobile app. These are some of the many submissions I got back and they are stunning looks at sunsets in the Greater-Danbury area.
10 Educational Steps to Keeping a New Milford Cow Happy
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