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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)
Victor Davis (Olympic swimmer) was born on this day in 1964. Shirley Temple Black (actress) died on this day in 2014.
Full Moon, Eclipse, Comet!
Full Moon for February 2020
Got your snow shovels ready? February’s Full Snow Moon rises on the night of February 8 and peaks in the early hours of February 9. Why is it called the Full Snow Moon? Find out in our February Moon Guide!
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!”
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, plus the meanings behind them.