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Full Moon Weekend

Full_moon_NASA.jpgEARTH – Sure, we get excited about full moons. What’s not to love? This weekend, light will shine brightly over the foothills as the full “Sturgeon Moon” rises above.

The full moon on Saturday, Aug. 29 is known as a “supermoon,” because the full phase coincides with its closest approach to Earth, making La Luna seem larger than ever. Wikipedia says, “the technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system.”

Modern astrologers have coined the term “Super Moon,” says Wiki, and this month’s moon is full in the sign of Pisces, indicative of mysticism, poetry and magic, according to Rising Moon Astrology.

Farmer’s Almanac credits fishing tribes for the “Sturgeon Moon” name, since sturgeon were most readily caught this time of year. Other names for this month’s marvelous orb are Full Red Moon, Green Corn Moon, or Grain Moon.

The Moon, by Robert Louis Stevenson

The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,
On streets and fields and harbour quays,
And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees.

The squalling cat and the squeaking mouse,
The howling dog by the door of the house,
The bat that lies in bed at noon,
All love to be out by the light of the moon.

But all of the things that belong to the day
Cuddle to sleep to be out of her way;
And flowers and children close their eyes
Till up in the morning the sun shall arise.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Farmer’s Almanac

Source: Rising Moon Astrology

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