Friday the 13th Honey Moon
June 15, 2014 • 2 Comments
The moon is at it's lowest path this month, with its close proximity to the horizon giving it an amber glow. (Hence the name "Honey Moon"). In other words, all of the dust and pollution on the air scatters the light, similar to what happens at sunset, when the sun appears red or or orange. Along with the lovely burst of color, during this month's full moon phase, it is is also a perigee moon (at it's closest distance to the Earth). Put all of this together and you get an awesomely colorful moon rising into and hanging in the sky. Pretty cool, right? It's even more amazing when you realize that the last full Honey Moon to appear on Friday the 13th was on June 13th, 1919. And the next occurrence will not happen until June 13, 2098. Knowing all of this, I grabbed my gear, some kids, and set out on a short hike to watch this once in a lifetime event. If you didn't get a chance to see it, no worries, we captured a little bit of it for you. We hope you enjoy the photos. Hover over each one to read its description or give it a click to see a larger view. And have an amazing day!
Awesome! Not sure where I'm gonna put these when we finish the basement.
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