The Beaver Moon and an Election Day Total Lunar Eclipse!
It’s the beaver moon. It’s the blood moon. Where is the large print entry on the blood beaver moon?
Is the paper on the large print different if I’m in a different time zone?
I always find this information helpful, interesting and intriguing ….but why is it no longer printed in the Farmers Almanac? I'm pretty sure it used to be, but I just went digging through two years worth and could not find this information....am I missing it? Or is it a "digital bonus" only? Thanks!
Thanks for asking, Cyndee. We produce two versions of the paperback Almanac, one for $7.99 and one for $8.95. The version at the slightly higher price has 32 pages of Reference material at the back (like the Calendar and Weather Forecast pages, the Reference pages each have a black tab on them that you can see as a black “line” when you look sideways at the issue). The $8.95 version is sold at bookstores, the $7.99 on newsstands, checkouts, our own magazine stands, and the like. We have different price points to serve different readerships and channels of distribution.
BTW, the extra Reference section is also bound into the the $9.99 “large print” version and the hardcover version ($15.95). We say “large print” because the pages are slightly larger and the paper is better quality (whiter) so the ink is easier to read. This is not “large print” as it is found, say, in a library book.
I hope this does not add confusion but helps to clarify. You can purchase any version of the Almanac at Almanac.com/store and the “large print” version on Amazon.com.
Interesting question! There’s an Almanac Moon phase calendar that goes back to 1970 of that helps! www.almanac.com/astronomy/moon/calendar
This is a theory I have about the moon....
I have always been interested in the fact that the same side of the moon always faces us. The reason for this is unknown at this time (or at least unproven). It could be coincidental that the moon rotates perfectly, so that we only see the same side all of the time. I don't think that is very likely. I have questioned this observation before and the explanation provided at the time was that it was due to tidal pull. That's possible, but I personally think it could be due to the fact that the moon's gravity is uneven. Satellites have documented that the gravitational pull on the moon is uneven which could result in what we are seeing now. And that being so, it would be like a beach ball with a weight taped to one side of it having the heavier side roll on a hard surface so that the heaviest side would be facing downward. This could be the reason that the part of the moon's surface that has a higher mass always faces towards the earth. I came up with this idea many years ago and it could be a valid answer to the problem. What do others think? Are there other moons or planets that rotate showing the same side like our moon? I'm not aware of any, but it might help solve the question if there were.
Did you know: The spin-time of the Moon on its own axis is identical to the time it takes the Moon to revolve around Earth, which is why the Moon always keeps almost exactly the same face toward us.
You are correct! The moon is tidally locked to Earth, meaning the heaviest side will always face us--just like with the analogy you've given about the weight taped to a beach ball. This is a known phenomenon in astronomy. Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, are tidally locked to each other. It's likely that many of the moons of the gas giants are tidally locked to their planets, but this is not yet known for certain.
Interesting theory; I thought the size of the moon is the same as the earth when seen from a distance; seems pretty incredible to me; thanks!!!;
Beavers are a very important component of the Earth's Ecology; Beavers clear the woods by using branches to build dams; those dams create small ponds intermittently dotted in woods;
With the decline of Beavers; we have more dry wood; and fewer ponds; resulting in "wildfires";
The Beavers themselves are mother natures unseen "Fire Prevention brigade. "Beavers rule"