A beautiful Harvest Moon

You’ve survived the day….. up until now! (ha) I think you’re going to be alright. See, having the 13th day of the month fall on a Friday that just so happened to fall on a full moon night wasn’t so bad after all, right? (ha)

I’m honestly not a superstitious person at all. Who has the time, right? ha

I know…I’m no fun. :/

Something that is fun is night sky watching! Tonight’s moon is the Harvest Moon. This is the last full moon of the summer and one in which folks could harvest the last of their crops on into the evening if needed. That’s the story I’ve always heard anyway.

The moon rises at around 7:00 p.m. The clouds that we have around will only make the view better, as they so often do.

Don’t just look at the moon, though. Jupiter will be shining so very bright too. It will appear in the south-southwest sky at about 24 degrees above the horizon.

Pictured below is a map of the night sky at 9:00 p.m. this evening. The purple lettering on the far right is the moon. Moving left, you then have Saturn and then Jupiter. They make these charts to look at by holding them over your head.

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Short-term models continue to indicate that we will see scattered showers overnight. I heard some thunder earlier from a storm in eastern Fentress County. It has since moved on.

You all have a great evening and enjoy that night sky!

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