Moon and Lunar General

Blue Moon

Blue Moons: What Are They?

Blue moons are an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year: either the third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar. The phrase in modern…

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First TV Image of Mars

2020 is a big year for space travel to Mars. There are several different countries attempting to send spacecraft to the planet with a variety of different setups and goals. Some of these spacecraft will…

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Lunar Craters: An Introduction

Lunar craters are impact craters that can be seen on the surface of the Earth’s Moon. All of the craters that make up the Moon’s visible surface were made by impacts at one point in time in the Moon’s history….

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Lunar Calendars: An Introduction

When reviewing Moon: An Illustrated History by Dr. David Warmflash, what caught our attention was the mention of Lunar Calendars. The technical definition of a lunar calendar is calendar based on the monthly cycles of the Moon’s phases, which are synodic…

Moon Bishop

Moon Bishop: A Quarky Story

Unlike some of our other work and stories, such as navigating the acquisition of land for astronomical use, this story is going to be more lighthearted and a good story. It might lead to a…

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The Wolf Moon Of January

The name given to first full moon of the calendar year is the Wolf Moon. Winter can be a tough time of year in the Pacific Northwest with cold temperatures and snow, but the sky…