Lunar Eclipse, Snow Moon, Comet

Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 10, 2017

Dear Almanac readers,

Have you seen the media headlines? “Friday night spectacle: See an eclipse, full Moon, and comet all at the same time!” Is this accurate or an exaggeration? Almanac astronomer Bob Berman shares the real story so that you know what to expect!

Your Almanac Editors

The Moon, like a flower
In heaven's high bower,
With silent delight
Sits and smiles on the night
–William Blake (1757–1827)

Friday, February 10, 2017
41st day of the year

Makenzie Vega (actress) was born on this day in 1994.
Shirley Temple Black (actress) died on this day in 2014.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!


Full Moon, Eclipse, Comet!

Full Moon for February 2018
February’s Moon is called the Snow Moon. However, note that there will not be a full Moon phase this month. Why not? Read more about lunar calendars and the Snow Moon.
Almanac 225th Anniversary Thermometer

Designed to resemble a vintage advertising thermometer. Made of metal in the USA. Measures 17” long and includes both Fahrenheit (120⁰ to -40⁰) and Celsius scales.
Friday Night Hype?

Friday Night: Spectacle or Bust?
Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the media. Are they accurate or do they exaggerate? Believe it or not, the same issue applies to the universe. And it all comes to a head Friday night, February 10.  One Web site has the headline: “Friday night spectacle: See an eclipse, full Moon, and comet all at the same time!”
Snowflake Trivet

The intricate design was carved by laser beams!
What is a Penumbral Eclipse?

What Is a Penumbral Eclipse?
Ever heard of a “penumbral eclipse” of the Moon? What is this? Is it an eclipse? Sort of. Let’s get to the question …
Peaceful Moon Large Suncatcher

Made in Ohio from 100% recycled glass at a nonprofit recycling facility. Every piece is individually pressed.
Venus at Its Brigthest of the Year

Venus Brightest in February: See Your Shadow by Venus Light
Dazzling Venus is getting even brighter in February! And “dazzling” is no exaggeration. The evening star will reach its greatest brilliance on February 16–17.
In the Garden Handcare Caddy

A silver-toned caddy holding our popular foaming hand soap and rich hand lotion together in one place, whether in the bath or the kitchen. Very elegant, very convenient. 
What is February's Flower?

February Birth Flowers
With Valentine’s Day on people’s minds, February is a big month for flowers. But, oddly enough, the red rose is not February’s birth month flower! Find out which flowers belong to February, and the meanings behind them.
Alpaca Fleece Outdoor Adventure Socks

The cure for cold feet! Perfect for hiking, work, and active fun.