• You are looking at the Strawberry Full Moon rising in all it's orange glory just above the horizon.
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    Strawberry Full Moon June 5th Of 2020

    The Strawberry Full Moon on June 5th of 2020 put on a beautiful show this year. It was big and bright, with a lovely orange glow, as it ascended over the horizon. The Strawberry Moonrise in my area started around 8:50 pm and it came up right on time. It was 99.5% full when it peaked over the horizon. If you notice on the cover photo, there’s an object flying past the center of the moon. I’m not sure what it was. It may have been a bird in the distance or even a small plane. This month’s moon will not reach very high in the sky. It’s lower than…

  • You are looking at the almost Full Strawberry Moon, that will also be a lunar eclipse on the other side of the world.
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    Strawberry Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2020

    This year’s Strawberry Full Moon of 2020 will be an exciting one, especially if you’re in Asia, Australia, Europe, or Africa, India and China. You may be able to see the penumbral¬†¬†lunar eclipse. It will be a subtle effect, but nonetheless, it’s still an amazing event. The eclipse begins at 17:45 UTC, peaks at 57% eclipsed at 19:24 UTC, and ends at 21:04 UTC. If you’re interested in watching the lunar eclipse mark your calendar for noon at PT on Friday, June 5th at Virtual Telescope. Until then I’m going to share a few of the Strawberry Moon photos I’ve captured pre-full moon. The above photos were taken just above…

  • You are looking at Trout Lillie's a native woodland perennial that blooms early spring. It looks like a mini Lillie colored yellow and red. It's leaves are green with darker green spots. Happy Mother's To Us All!
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    Happy Mother’s Day To All Us Mom’s

    Happy Mother’s Day to all us moms! Of all the things I’ve done in my life, I think raising young ones was the toughest of all. We all have hopes and dreams for them, but things usually never turns out the way we’ve planned. In the end, it all works out, and you look back and wonder: where did the years go? This has been me recently. It’s almost as if I’d been a sleep all those years and all of the sudden woke up only to realize they are all grown up with lives of their own. Where did the time go? It was like the blink of an…

  • You are looking at the Super Full May Flower moon. This super moon is supposedly the last super of the year. While many will disagree, we shall find out as the year goes. The May moon was big, orange and beautiful.
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    Last Super Full Moon Of 2020: May Flower Moon

    While some may disagree if this is the last Super Full Moon of 2020, the May Flower Moon was big, bold, and beautiful! It’s name pretty much says it all. The flowers begin to bloom this time of the year in my area and they seem to be right on time! Here in Wisconsin, the Super May Flower moon peaked over the horizon in the southeast around 8:43 pm central time. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see much of the initial rise at the horizon of the last Super Full Moon of 2020. Only a very small section at the bottom was visible because there was a thick band of…