The Moon


Where was it taken anyway @sufi ? On seeing it one wants to be there... not in the pic though that wouldn't be enough to scratch the itch, it's really the colour itself that entices and inside which one wants to be.
not even sure - i got it from twitter, but exactly that


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for me the moon - and the stars - primarily represent a spatial pleasure, a feeling of interiority produced by these markings that make something like a roof

imagine if there was nothing up there, how distressing it would be, how chilling the draught


Catalog is doing the full house this evening and is gonna finish up with his alltime favorite the moon thread


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Flower Moon available on the 15th May - total lunar eclipse!

the Americans will reap the rewards, but those of us in the UK may be able to witness the phenomenon at about 5 am


They keep repeating Capricorn 1 on the local TV, such a great film, very dissensus friendly feat. OJ and Telly Savalas
i think i saw it in the actual cinema as a kid, in a double bill with Saturn 3 which deserves never ever to be repeated anywhere
i shoulda said @craner friendly actually
that film he cited gave me a weird dream - in my dream they were enemy missiles zooming overhead


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Live in the sky, right now is a Full Buck Super Moon.

This will be the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year.

The Buck Moon​

The full Moon in July is called the Buck Moon because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full-growth mode at this time. Bucks shed and regrow their antlers each year, producing a larger and more impressive set as the years go by.

Alternative July Moon Names​

Several other names for this month’s Moon also reference animals, including Feather Moulting Moon (Cree) and Salmon Moon, a Tlingit term indicating when fish returned to the area and were ready to be harvested.

Plants are also featured prominently in July’s Moon names. Some of our favorites are Berry Moon (Anishinaabe), Moon When the Chokecherries are Ripe (Dakota), Month of the Ripe Corn Moon (Cherokee), and Raspberry Moon (Algonquin, Ojibwe).

Thunder Moon (Western Abenaki) and Halfway Summer Moon (Anishinaabe) are alternative variants that refer to the stormy weather and summer season.

Best Days in July 2022​

Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon’s sign and phase in July.

ActivityBest Days
Cutting Hay18-20
Setting Eggs14, 15
Fishing1-13, 28–31



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August’s full Sturgeon Moon reaches its peak on Thursday, August 11, 2022. It will be the last supermoon of the year! Learn when to look for it and why August’s Full Moon got such a peculiar name.

When to See the Full Moon in August 2022​

August’s full Moon will appear on the night of Thursday, August 11, reaching peak illumination at 9:36 P.M. Eastern Time. On either of these nights, look toward the southeast after sunset to catch a glimpse of the Sturgeon Moon rising.

Summer’s Last Supermoon​

The Sturgeon Moon rounds out this year’s parade of four supermoons, which started in May! Supermoons are commonly defined as full Moons that occur while the Moon is at its nearest point to Earth. (Because its orbit is not a perfect circle, the Moon’s distance from Earth changes throughout the month.) Supermoons are ever-so-slightly closer to Earth than the average full Moon, which technically makes them extra large and bright from Earth’s perspective.

Why Is It Called the Sturgeon Moon?​

The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not solely to the full Moon.


The Sturgeon Moon​

August’s full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of summer.

What Is a Sturgeon?​

These prehistoric-looking fish have been traced back to around 136 million years ago and many people call them “living fossils.”

  • Females require around 20 years to start reproducing, and they can only reproduce every 4 years. However, they can live up to 150 years!
  • Today, there are about 29 species worldwide, including the lake sturgeon found in the Great Lakes. They have evolved in size from the size of a bass to monster sturgeon as big as a Volkswagen.
  • The lake sturgeon is quite rare today, due to intense overfishing in the 19th century, pollution, and damage to their habitat.
Alternative August Moon Names
Flying Up Moon is a Cree term describing the time when young birds are finally ready to take the leap and learn to fly.

Corn Moon (Algonquin, Ojibwe), Harvest Moon (Dakota), and Ricing Moon (Anishinaabe) signify that this is the time to gather maturing crops. Along the same vein, the Assiniboine people named this period Black Cherries Moon, referring to when chokecherries become rip

The Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest traditionally called this time of the season the Mountain Shadows Moon

Moon Folklore​

  • Clothes washed for the first time in the full Moon will not last long.
  • If you glimpse the new Moon over your right shoulder, you will have good luck.
  • To have a project prosper, start it during the new Moon.
  • Babies born a day after the full Moon enjoy success and endurance.


Dunno what it is, presumably some kind of special one but the moon is nuts today. Walking through Graca and emerge into the park by the Pantheon and suddenly we saw it hanging red, fat and bulbous as though just about to engulf Alcochette.


One of the most dramatic views of our celestial companion I've ever seen, but typically her phone couldn't do it justice (as for mine, forget about it, didn't even try). Any attempted shots were polluted by the lights of the city around us and the town across the river. So we walked down to the edge of the big river for another try. Sadly what was gained in lucidity was lost in colour but, well, this is the best we could manage, you'll have to kind of fill in the drama for yourselves.


Anyone know what is going on tonight to make it look so angry and massive?