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Native Americans full Moon names were created to help different tribes track the seasons. Think of it as a "nickname" for the Moon! See our list of other full Moon names for each month of the year and their meanings.
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Lunar crescents following new Moon
Thank you for making Bob Berman's excellent article available from the 2011 Old Farmer's Almanac. To find Bob Berman's article. First, under the Astronomy option: Go to Moon...
Angle of the Sun
Hello! I was wondering why the angle of the sun is different in Autumn than in Spring. The Azimuths are the same, but in Autumn the shadows are longer and the light seems...
does anyone know what happened to her thread for best surgery dates? i can no longer put off knee replacement and have run out of time so i must get it done next month. i have no...
Colors around Moon
I remember reading in the almanac what it means when you seen blue or other colored auras around the moon, but I can't remember what it said. Can anyone bring me up to date with...