Full MoonJuly 30th, 2012 at 4:32 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
NASA picture of the full moon next to the right of the Lincoln Memorial. The August full moon is called the Sturgeon Moon. It’s also called the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. If you look west in the evening, you’ll see a triangle of stars formed by Saturn, Mars and the bright star Spica. In the early morning you can see the bright planets Venus and Jupiter to the east (Jupiter is “on top”). There are lots of opportunities this week to see the Intl. Space Station fly over. Here’s the latest from the G.R. Amateur Astronomical Assn. The next open house at the Veen Observatory is August 11. Here’s some cool pictures from www.spaceweather.com.