Astronomical Event Coming – Harvest Moon

Image

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_moon

 

Just a brief post about this. My adoration of our moon is something I rarely speak of, yet has always been of great interest to me. So, in repentance to the Moon for my being remiss, make sure you all check it out this weekend!

The Harvest Moon will rise Sept. 29th & 30th (Northern Hemisphere will afford the best view).

It’s the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox, and for me it officially kick starts the Halloween season.

 

As a side note, I would also like to draw your attention to something cool that I ran across on weather.com (which is also what prompted me to write about the Moon).

Space sounds. More specifically, chirps from the Earth’s magnetosphere. Watch the video/audio clip.

 

For more information about the sounds, the space craft used to gather them, or Other space sounds, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/rbsp/news/emfisis-chorus.html

http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/space-audio