Moon? ~ Pumpkin Moon?
Moon Exact: Wednesday, October
9:45am PDT (16:45 UT )
A Random Act of Kindness Lifts Our Spirit
Stetson helped local students
C. LaCroix and C. Miller snap this picture.
the Northern Hemisphere traditionally the Full Moon following the Harvest
Moon is called the Hunter’s Full Moon. The origin of the name
actually relates to the harvest.
1 month after the harvest hunters used to ride out under the light
of this full moon to hunt the small animals that came out to forage
what was left of the harvest. Star
I’m not a hunter and love animals and pumpkins, I prefer calling
this Moon the Pumpkin Moon. Hmmm ... Let's
break an old tradition with a random
act of kindness. Let's make this a "no hunting" Full Moon
our animal friends by doing something
nice for them. Our kindness is bound
to lift our spirit and the spirit of the animal kingdom!
Moon rises in the east as the sky darkens, is high overhead around
midnight and sets in the west around sunrise. Catching a moonrise or
moonset means you are more likely to see a colorful Moon. The closer
the Moon is to the horizon, the more its light is tinted by our atmosphere
and our pollution. Maybe you'll get lucky and actually see a pumpkin
colored Moon! Rise/Set/Transit
Times ~ Major Bodies
the moon's tilt at this time of the year makes the "man in the
moon" particularly visible. Some astronomers believe jack-o-lantern
carving was inspired by the rising, orange October moon ..." USA
Today 2001 Oct. 31
the season for a heavenly jack-o’-lantern to be smiling down
upon you in the Northern Hemisphere!
looking for the Moon a few days before October 24. How many nights
will it look Full to you? Is it rising north or south on the eastern
the average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later with each passing
this October 2018 full moon throws a monkey wrench of sorts at us.
This full moon swings a maximum of 5 degrees (10 moon diameters)
south of the ecliptic (Earth’s orbital plane). For that reason,
this particular full moon actually rises after sunset at northerly
latitudes yet before sunset at southerly latitudes.
complication aside, however, if you watch the moonrise each day this
coming week, you’ll see the moon rising farther
north (or farther left) along the eastern horizon. At temperate and
Arctic latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, the northbound moon will
rise sooner than the average 50 minutes later for the next several
days. At temperate and Antarctic latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere,
on the other hand, the northbound moon will rise later than the average
50 minutes later.
a nutshell, autumn full moons herald a series of earlier-than-average
moonrises whereas springtime full moons prologue a series of later
EarthSky Article: Full Hunter’s
Moon on October 24
autumn in the Northern Hemisphere during the October 24 Full Moon and
spring in the Southern Hermisphere.
Scorpio Full Moon Global Meditation
in SouledOut.Org's Full Moon Meditation
Fiorenza says the following about the October 24 Full Moon in his Lunar
Planner for October 9, 2018.
Full Moon is especially potent and exceptionally significant.
Moon not only conjoins Uranus but the Sun-Uranus-Moon axis
also squares the Lunar Nodes [*], forming a highly potent Grand
Square. This Grand Square also aspects Earth's
creating a strong harmonic resonance with Earth.
Uranus Full Moon Grand Square planetary configuration can create
exceptionally unstable geo-physical, biological and emotional
resonances for the few days surrounding this configuration, peaking
on October 23-24. An increase in seismic activity is also possible.
Full Moon supports radical, progressive, dramatic or unexpected
change to break away from the conformity of the past, or from
limiting involvements or life scenarios. There is also a focus
upon Juno [*], thus these forces can express into relationships
of all types, or regarding agreements in partnerships. It also
the application of the higher sciences and impels new discoveries
in technology and consciousness.
new Earth-Uranus annual synodic cycle [*],
starting on the Full Moon, synthesizes with
the new Venus-Uranus cycle and the new Earth-Venus synodic
radical and progressive change regarding our values and in
all matters of the heart. Learn more about Venus cycles.
is usually depicted with a witch riding a broom in front of a Full
Moon. Many people, as a result mistakenly believe there is a Full
Moon every year on Halloween. In fact, there was a Halloween Full
1955 followed by one in 2001 - 46 years later. We'll have to
wait until 2020 for the next Halloween Full Moon! In
2018 we have an exact Last
Quarter Moon for
Halloween at 9:40am PDT (16:40 UT ).
By nightfall it becomes a waning
Witch by Starlight ~ Happy
for Heaven's Light,
if you ever have a fright!
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