Mooney Sunday

SNOW MOON PASSES THROUGH EARTH’S SHADOW: According to folklore, this weekend’s full Moon is called the “Snow Moon.” For northerners, it often feels like the brightest Moon of the year as moonlight glistens off the white February landscape. For a while on Friday night, the Snow Moon lost some of its luster when it passed, off center, through the shadow of our planet. Tom Bailey photographed the event from Urbandale, Iowa:

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Note the darkening in the upper left quadrant of the lunar disk. That’s our planet’s shadow. When the Moon skims the edge of Earth’s shadow as it did on Friday night, astronomers call it a “penumbral lunar eclipse.” In this case, it was a double eclipse: “As I was shooting the eclipse, a jet passed between my location and the Moon,” says Bailey.

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23 Responses to Mooney Sunday

  1. Den says:

    Sun! wonderful Sun! good until Thursday when the rain returns for four days. Oroville Dam flowing over the top of the emergency spillway which has never seen a spillover since it was built in 1968, inflow is slowing somewhat, it is the tallest dam in the US at 770 feet, more rain next week will not be helping matters there, this is the full engineering test of strength. Media info

  2. David B. Benson says:

    With little ice to cope with it took but 45 minutes on the sticks to the Tokyo Seoul. Along the river, in spate, there were 3 pairs of Mallards dabbling in the calmer parts.

  3. David B. Benson says:

    How did this man
    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58a07b3be4b03df370d7045f?section=us_politics
    ever manage to obtain the rank of lt. general?

  4. Den says:

    Stephen Miller, Trump’s senior policy adviser is the textbook definition of a neo nazi. appearing on Stephanopolis this AM, it looked like he was reading a teleprompter with alternative facts.

    Maybe the bumpkins believe his crap, no one else does.

  5. º¿carol says:

    I think we had rain at some point either last night, or this morning. Been windy as heck since afternoon. High today was probably 43°.

  6. Den says:

    Uh Oh, Oroville Dam emergency spillway failure imminent, see above link, this will unload millions of gallons of water down on Oroville and many other smaller communities downstream.

    Yikes!

  7. º¿carol says:

    Getting the taxes done Tuesday. Just Jill and I, Bob doesn’t want to make the trip.

  8. Micki says:

    My sister died this morning.

  9. Den says:

    Illegal Alien cat trying to make a quick getaway before he gets deported:

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