Full MoonFebruary 25th, 2013 at 12:24 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click on this fine picture of the full moon from Jack Martin from Sunday evening to enlarge. The full moon of February is called the “Snow Moon”. This full moon is slightly smaller than average, because the moon is a few thousand miles farther away from the Earth right now (243,900 miles today). The exact time of the full moon is 3:26 pm Monday. If you could get in a car and drive toward the moon at 55 mph, it would take about half a year of continuous driving to get there. On the moon, you would only weigh 1/6th of what you weigh on Earth. A coronal hole developed in the sun and was visible on Sunday. The hold allows a stream of the solar wind to push out into space. Check out this picture of a lunar halo taken in Kvæfjord, Troms, North Norway. Here’s the latest from NASA on the comet that should become visible in early March. Here’s a schedule of flyovers of the Intl. Space Station. I caught the awesome flyover Sunday evening while taking the garbage out to the street. Here’s this week’s Sky at a Glance. Jupiter is still prominent in our evening sky to the high southwest, setting west at around 1 AM. Saturn rises in the ESE shortly after 11 PM and is high in the south toward daybreak. Venus (often the brightest object in the night sky after the moon) and Mars are “lost” in the glare of the sun right now.