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The Strawberry Moon will be 100% Full at 7:52 A.M. Eastern Time on June 14

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Full Strawberry Moon
Full Strawberry Moon

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
The full Strawberry Moon rises on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. This Strawberry Moon is a special treat because it isn’t an ordinary full moon, but a supermoon, appearing larger and brighter. Will it be pink? What is the true origin of the name, Strawberry Moon and what are some other June Moon names? Learn more.

In the evening of Tuesday, June 14—just after sunset—look towards the southeast to watch the full Moon rise gently above the horizon. There, it will appear large and golden-hued.

June’s full Moon will reach peak illumination at 7:52 A.M. Eastern Time on June 14, but will not be visible in North American time zones until later that night, when it drifts above the horizon. Consult the Almanac’s Moonrise and Moonset Calculator.

Because the Full Moon is an early morning, expect that the Moon will appear full for about three days centered on this time, from Sunday evening through Wednesday morning. See the Almanac’s Moon Phase Calendar.

A Strawberry “Supermoon”
This full Moon will be the second supermoon of 2022! This happens when the moon’s orbit is closest to Earth, presenting us with a larger, brighter full moon.

The common definition of a supermoon is any full Moon that is at a distance of at least 90% of perigee (which is the point at which the Moon is closest to Earth). June’s full Moon stands at 222,238.4 miles (357,658 km) away—comfortably within that cut-off point.

Why Is It Called the Strawberry Moon?
The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Historically, names for the full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. Today, we think of Moon names as “nicknames” for the Moon. Learn more about Full Moon names here.

Native American Moon Names

Full Strawberry Moon video featuring Amy Nieskens

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May’s Full Flower Moon Will Be 100% Full At 12:15 A.M. (EDT) on Monday, May 16

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May's Full Moon
May’s Super Flower Full Moon and a Blood Moon Eclipse

May’s full Moon reaches its peak on May 15-16, 2022! Plus, this full Moon will be a supermoon and coincide with a total lunar eclipse for most of North America. Here’s everything you should know about this month’s full Moon, including how it came to be called the “Flower Moon.”

When to See the Full Moon in May 2022
May’s full Flower Moon reaches peak illumination at 12:15 A.M. (EDT) on Monday, May 16. This means that it will reach its peak on the night of Sunday, May 15, in more western time zones.

Why Is It Called the Flower Moon?
The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not solely to the full Moon. May’s Flower Moon name should be no surprise; flowers spring forth across North America in abundance this month!

“Flower Moon” has been attributed to Algonquin peoples, as confirmed by Christina Ruddy of The Algonquin Way Cultural Centre in Pikwakanagan, Ontario.

Beautiful Raven Haired Algonquin Woman
Beautiful Raven Haired Algonquin Woman

American Indian Tribes gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year.

Moon Names from Western Washington University

Algonquin tribe’s name for May’s full Moon: “suquanni kesos” translated as “when they set indian corn.”

Venture outdoors on the night of the 15th to get the best view of the bright full Flower Moon! Find a location with unobstructed views of the horizon, if possible. See what time the Moon will be visible in your area with our Moonrise and Moonset Calculator.

A “Blood Moon” Total Lunar Eclipse
This month’s full Moon coincides with a total lunar eclipse! A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth stands directly between the Moon and the Sun, which results in Earth casting its shadow on the Moon. During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon is fully obscured by Earth’s shadow, giving the Moon a reddish hue. This phenomenon is where the term “blood moon” comes from.

Full Moon Video for May, featuring Amy Neskiens

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The Full Worm Moon reaches peak illumination at 3:20 A.M. EDT on Friday, March 18, 2022.

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Full Moon
Full Moon

Full Worm Moon March

The full Worm Moon rises on Thursday and Friday night, March 17 and 18. What is a Worm Moon? Here are the real meaning and origins of March’s full Moon—and when you can see this Moon at its brightest!

March’s full Worm Moon reaches peak illumination at 3:20 A.M. EDT on Friday, March 18, 2022.

When to See the Full Moon in March 2022
The final full moon of the winter season will rise Thursday and Friday night. Specifically, March’s full Worm Moon reaches peak illumination at 3:20 A.M. EDT on Friday, March 18, 2022.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until the middle of the night! Look for the spectacularly bright Moon as it rises above the horizon on Thursday evening. If your weather is poor on Thursday night, try again! The Moon will also appear full Friday night. See when the Moon will be visible in your area.

If you have just a bit of rain on Thursday, March 17, you may even get to spot a rare phenomenon called a moonbow. A moonbow is just like a solar rainbow, but is created by moonlight (rather than sunlight) when it is refracted through water droplets in the air. Moonbows only happen when the full Moon is fairly low in the sky, so look for one in the hours after sunset when the sky is dark. Learn more about moonbows here!

This March Moon will look especially large to us when it’s near the horizon because of the “Moon illusion,” when it looks bigger when near comparative objects than it does when it’s high in the sky without any references.

Why Is It Called the Worm Moon?
The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not only to the full Moon.

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Full Worm Moon Video

Top 10 most expensive luxury hotel rooms in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada

Story by Alessandro Renesis | Mar 9, 2022 – 5:52PM | LIFESTYLE
Supercar Blondie.com/

“When it comes to luxury hotel rooms, there’s crazy and then there’s Las Vegas crazy.

Located right in the middle of one of the most unforgiving deserts in the U.S, and founded by a gangster half a century ago, Sin City is a mad town where nothing is ever too much. Or too expensive.

Las Vegas hotels often include a casino and are rebuilt, renamed and revamped every other week.

So we’ve put together a list of 10 of the most crazy expensive hotel rooms in Las Vegas right now.

10. Secret Suites at the Vdara ($1,500)

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$6.25B sale of Venetian properties on Vegas Strip complete

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Gondola at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada
Gondola at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new and old owners of the Venetian and Palazzo casino resorts and former Sands Expo and Convention Center announced Wednesday they have completed the sale of the iconic Las Vegas Strip properties for $6.25 billion.

Apollo Global Management and Las Vegas Sands Corp. said in separate statements that gamblers, conventioneers and hotel guests should see few changes at the luxury hotel complex including the renamed Venetian Expo.

The names will remain the same and George Markantonis, CEO of The Venetian Resort, said the management team will stay in place.

“We have an exciting opportunity to build on our past successes while capturing future opportunities,” Markantonis said, citing hospitality, meetings and events, gambling and entertainment.

New York-based VICI Properties acquired assets associated with the Venetian Resort Las Vegas and the expo for $4 billion. Apollo Global Management bought Venetian operations for $2.25 billion.

Apollo executives told Nevada casino regulators last week the company will step into an ongoing partnership with Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. to continue development of the $1.9 billion, 17,500-seat MSG Sphere being built just east of The Venetian Expo, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Sands, the company led by Sheldon Adelson until his death last year, will effectively cease U.S. operations to focus on operations in Asia.

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Mob on the Run 1987

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From Las Vegas Mafia History

“I’m sure that some old school Vegas locals remember watching this, but for those who haven’t this is one of the best Mob documentaries I’ve ever seen. I am also sure that this influenced both Martin Scorsese & Nick Pileggi to make Casino, and it shows some of the real footage that inspired some of Casino’s best scenes.PS: The old A&E show American Justice also did a great 2-hour special.”
RIP Ned Day

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Blondie performing Rapture from the album Autoamerican

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Official video of Blondie performing Rapture from the album Autoamerican.

“Debuting in 1981, the music video was the first rap video ever broadcast on MTV. It took place in the East Village section of Manhattan.”

“Rapture” is a song by American rock band Blondie from their fifth studio album Autoamerican (1980). Written by band members Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, and produced by Mike Chapman, the song was released as the second and final single from Autoamerican on January 12, 1981, by Chrysalis Records. Musically, “Rapture” is a combination of new wave, disco and hip hop with a rap section forming an extended coda.

“Rapture” was another commercial success for the band, shipping one million copies in the United States, where it was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, their fourth and last single to reach number one. It was the first number-one single in the United States to feature rap vocals. The single also peaked at number three in Canada, and number five in Australia and the United Kingdom.”

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