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Full Corn Moon 8/31/12 6:58 a.m. PDT

August 29, 2012
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Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, disc-like, shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (those in the know call it the moon).

Aug. 31, 6:58 a.m. PDT — Full Corn Moon.   Sometimes also called the Fruit Moon; such monikers were used for a full moon that occurs during the first week of September, so as to keep the Harvest Moon from coming too early in the calendar.   This is the second time the moon turns full in a calendar month, so it is also popularly known as a Blue Moon.”   Full moons occur on average each 29.53 days (the length of the synodic month), or 12.3683 times per year; so months containing two full moons occur on average every 2.72 years, or every 2 years plus 8 or 9 months.

The next significant full moon will occur on Sept. 29, 8:19 p.m. PDT.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional breaking news on this unprecedented event.

This information comes to you courtesy of:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45911225/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/how-s-full-moons-got-their-strange-names/#.T16CDHlIXUx
But that’s waaaaaay too long to type in, and besides, you don’t need to go there because SMBAS has done the work for you!
[Chuck Almdale]

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One Comment
  1. Mary Prismon permalink
    August 29, 2012 6:03 pm

    Thanks, Chuck. I will be watching!MP Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:01:24 +0000 To: goldcrownking@msn.com

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