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Full Moon October 22, 2010

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Adobe Moon in the City
Adobe Moon in the City

Yet another Full Moon October 22, 2010 at 9:38 P.M. Las Vegas time.

FULL MOON NAMES from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Historically, the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons.

Each full Moon name was applied to the entire month in which it occurred. These names, and some variations, were used by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.

This is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead. October’s Moon is also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon.

The following information and photos are from Western Washington University:

BACK EAST
In the Algonquin (Northeast to Great Lakes) language the name for the October full moon is: “pepewarr” or “white frost on grass.”

Algonquin mask
Algonquin mask

OUT WEST
In the Lakota (Northern Plains) language the name for the October full moon is: “canwape kasna wi” or “moon when the wind shakes off leaves.”

Lakota woman
Lakota woman

Interesting factoids:
Can the Moon change your luck? According to Moon folklore, in many cases it brings good luck. But not always! Read on . . .
It’s Lucky to . . .
It is lucky to see the first sliver of a new Moon “clear of the brush,” or unencumbered by foliage.
It is lucky to own a rabbit’s foot, especially if the rabbit was killed in a cemetery by a cross-eyed person at the dark of the Moon.
It is lucky to hold a moonstone in your mouth at the full Moon; it will reveal the future.
It is lucky to have a full Moon on the “Moon day” (Monday).
It is lucky to expose your newborn to the waxing Moon. It will give the baby strength.
It is lucky to move into a new house during the new Moon; prosperity will increase as the Moon waxes.
It’s Unlucky to . . .read more from The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Full Moon names/information from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Full Moon names from WWU
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The moon will be full Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Just the Full Moon
Just the Full Moon

The moon will be 100% full Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 4:18 A.M. Las Vegas time.

From Western Washington University:
“American Indians 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. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months.”

Back East

Abenaki Children
Abenaki Children

Abenaki – Northeast, Maine
In the Abenaki language, the name for the September moon is “skamonkas” or “corn maker moon.”

Out West

Pueblo Girl
Pueblo Girl

Pueblo – Southwest, New Mexico

The Pueblo people refer to the September moon as the “moon when the corn is taken in.” No name is given for the September moon in the Pueblo language.

Western Washington University’s website
Old Farmer’s Almanac website
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The moon will be full Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Just the Full Moon
Just the Full Moon

The moon will be 100% full Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 10:05 A.M. Las Vegas time.

From Western Washington University:
“American Indians 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. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months.”

Back East

Creek Children
Creek Children
Western Washington University

The Native American Creek (Southeast, Alabama, Georgia) refer to the August full moon as: “big ripening moon.” No name is given for the August moon in the Creek language. (Nor is there a name given for the tea-house.)

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
Full Sturgeon Moon
Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

Out West

Hopi Children
Hopi Children
Western Washington University

In the Hopi (Southwest, Arizona) language the name for August’s full moon is: “paamuya” or “moon of joyful.”

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All About the Moon, by Bob Berman – Source: The 2005 Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Here are some interesting facts from The Old Farmer’s Almanac:

“With plans in the works for man to return to the Moon by 2020, what better time to review some Moon facts about our favorite celestial body?”
Diameter: 2,160 miles
This is about the distance from Washington, D.C., to the Rocky Mountains.
Average Orbital Speed: 2,287 miles per hour
This number is very close to the Moon’s diameter, making it the only known celestial body that moves through space at its own width per hour. This motion is readily visible from Earth, even to the naked eye, as the Moon shifts its position against the background stars.
Synodic Period, or Lunar Month: 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, 2.8 seconds
This is the average period from one new Moon to the next. read more from The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Some information is from Western Washington University and The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
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10th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

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Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
July 24-25 at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver
Story and photographs are from the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival’s Official Website
July 25 Full moon information at the bottom of this page.

Flag Catching Dragon Boat
Flag Catching Dragon Boat

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival:
Celebrating Colorado’s Asian Pacific American Communities for 10 Years

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (CDBF) has become, in 10 years, the most recognized and celebrated Asian American/Pacific Islander cultural event in the Rocky Mountain region. From an audience of 15,000 in its first year, 2001, the Festival has grown to over 100,000 spectators from throughout the region. Since inception, it has received many accolades and awards. For example, Westword anointed the Festival “Best New Festival” of 2001. The Rocky Mountain News called it the “Best City Festival” in 2003. And, in 2007, 5280 magazine describes Dragon Boat as “One of Colorado’s greatest festivals…”

Dragon Boat
Dragon Boat drummer

There have been other Asian Pacific American events in the Denver metro area, but none with the scope and scale of CDBF. The Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership with partners Denver Film Society and the City of Aurora hosted the Aurora Asian Film Festival, a showcase for recent theatrical films with Asian themes for many years. The film festival is currently on hiatus. The Asian Pacific Development Center mounted Passport to Asia which included Asian American entertainments and vendors. At its peak, Passport to Asia drew 10,000 The Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square has been a Denver tradition for over 35 years. Sponsored by Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple, the still-thriving Cherry Blossom Festival draws 25,000 spectators to celebrate Japanese-American culture, food, music, dance, arts and crafts.

CDBF Dancer
CDBF Dancer

Planning for a dragon boat festival began in 2000. Ding Wen Hsu, then president of the Chinese American Council of Colorado, had heard that John Chin, then president of the Denver Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans, was working with Howie Solow, founder and chief instructor of the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association, on developing a dragon boat festival in Denver. She contacted John Chin to discuss collaboration as she was interested in doing such a festival

When the three festival founders met, they found that they shared a common festival vision. All three believed that the festival should be a Pan-Asian event celebrating all of Colorado’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Moreover, they felt that the festival needed to be “community-owned” with local AAPI communities guiding the goals and direction of the festival. They also envisioned three key elements as fundamental to the success of the festival: dragon boat racing using traditional dragon boats; an entertainment stage featuring local Asian Pacific American groups; and a marketplace with the foods, crafts and other merchandise of local AAPI businesses. read more from the CDBF Official Website

CDBF Food Vendor
CDBF Food Vendor

One of the ongoing highlights of each year’s Colorado Dragon Boat Festival has been the opportunity to eat your way across Asia and the Pacific Islands — bite by bite. Over the years, Taste of Asia has featured vendors serving up the cuisines of China, Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, India, Japan, Hawai’i, Laos, Thailand and oh yes, the good ol’ USA (and Mexico!).

2010 Colorado Dragon Boat Poster
2010 Colorado Dragon Boat Poster

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival’s Official Website
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The Moon will be 100% full on July 25th, 2010 at 6:37 PM Las Vegas, Nevada time.

Full Moon on June 26th + Partial Eclipse

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Adobe Moon In The City
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The Moon will be 100% full June 26, 2010 at 4:31 A.M. Las Vegas time.

From Western Washington University:
“American Indians 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. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months.”

Back East
In the Algonquin (Northeast to Great Lakes) language the name for the June full moon is: “twowa kesos” or “when they hill indian corn.”

Algonquin Woman and Child
Algonquin Woman and Child

Out West
In the Zuni (Southwest, New Mexico) language the name for June’s full moon is: “ik’ohbu yachunne” or “turning moon.”

Zuni Girl
Zuni Woman

Access the WWU website for Native full moon names and other infromation

“The full moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are located on opposite sides of the Earth. In this situation, the face of the Moon visible from the Earth is completely illuminated by the Sun. More specifically, the full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and the Moon are 180 degrees apart. This is a fancy way of saying that the Sun and the Moon are on opposite sides of the sky.”
read more interesting moon facts from Universe Today

Partial Lunar Eclipse Coming On June 26 by Joe Rao
“Two weeks before a total eclipse of the sun crosses over the South Pacific Ocean, the moon will put on a sky show of its own — a partial lunar eclipse on June 26 that should be visible from parts of North America, weather permitting.”

“The lunar eclipse will occur in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 26 as the moon crosses through the southern portion of Earth’s shadow in the constellation Sagittarius. At least some of this interesting event will be visible from western and central North America” read more from Space.Com

More eclipse information from TheSpiritualEclectic.Com
“It’s Eclipse Week here at The Spiritual Eclectic, so watch for more articles this week on how this eclipse will affect you.”
But first, the basics.
Time and Date:
June 26, 2010; 6:31 AM Central (here in NW Florida) more from TheSpiritualEclectic.Com

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Full Moon Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 4:07 P.M.

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Full Moon
Full Moon

The moon will be 100% full Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 4:07 P.M. Las Vegas, Nevada time.

“American Indians 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. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months.”
This paragraph is from Western Washington University

According to WWU: in the Cherokee (East Coast, Carolinas) language the May moon is “ansgvti” or “planting moon.”

Cherokee Woman
Cherokee Woman wearing Haute Couture
Western Washington University

The Shoshone (Great Basin, Nevada, Wyoming) name for the May moon is “buhisea’-mea'” or “budding.”

Shoshone Woman & Child
Shoshone Woman & Child
Western Washington University

Access The Old Farmer’s Almanac for more detailed information on the moon.

Full Moon – Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Full Moon Poster
Full Moon Poster
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According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac the moon will be full Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at around 5:18 a.m. Las Vegas, Nevada time.

“American Indians 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. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months” – Western Washington University. Click the link for Native American moon names.

OUT WEST

Young Apache Woman
Raven-Haired Apache Beauty
Photo - Western Washington University

Out West on the Southern Plains, Apache’s refer to the April moon as “Moon of the Big Leaves,” according to Western Washington University; no Apache translation is given.

BACK EAST
Back East the Abenaki (Northeast Maine) name for the April moon is “Sogalikas” or “Sugar Maker Moon.”

Abenaki Bowl
Abenaki Bowl
Photo - Western Washington University

*FYI – In the mid-90s, when I was traveling around the southwest in a motor home, I happened to meet the great, great-grandson of the great, great, Apache leader Geronimo He was selling stones and trinkets from a hogan in the Arizona desert. I still have his phone number, I think. BC

Geronimo
Geronimo
Photo is from WIKI

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Man in The Moon

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Full Moon
Full Moon

revised February 23, 2010
(This post was originally published by the LasVegasBuffetClub in November, 2007) and republished July 10, 2009

—THIS MONTH’S FULL MOON (THE FULL SNOW MOON) WILL BE 100% FULL ON FEBRUARY TWENTY EIGHTH (2010)—
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At a time when I was making posters, I happened to take a digital (camcorder) photo of a Full Moon. This was in the mid 90s in Las Vegas, Nevada. The clip was shot from the CALIFORNIA HOTEL’S RV Park, in downtown Las Vegas, around midnight.
Many times, over the years, I’ve had the occasion to process the image with a Photoshop-type program. At some point I saw a face of “THE MAN IN THE MOON” – maybe the face I’d heard about since I was a little kid. I never quite knew exactly what the face looked like, although I thought I did. I always thought that I vaguely saw something that looked like a face. It had two big O’s for eyes (Mares Serenitatis and Tranquillitatis) and a big O (Mare Nubium) for a mouth…It seems as though everyone sees a different face – or a rabbit, dog or lion.

Seeing the moon up close and personal via the photographic image, several faces presented themselves for perusal. The following is my take on those faces in the Moon:

Turns out that, at least, one imaginative glance reveals a small chinned (or chinless) figure wearing “shades.” It sort of reminds me of Phil Spector wearing sunglasses…Actually, there are several faces depending on the quality/resolution of the image…The ears, noses, eyes and other features of these “faces” are the darker patches (flat surfaces) of the moon or “seas” (Mare – Maria.)

The aforementioned photo is represented by a reproduction (left) of that clip, pretty much as it looked that night in Las Vegas. Although is has been minimally processed the image is a good representaion of how the full moon appears on any (Full Moon) night with slight magnification.
Man In The Moon face - static...……….Man In The Moon enhanced...……….The image (on the right) is offered with exaggerated graphics to help define the first face: The figure’s right sunglass lens (the circle on the upper left) is Mare Serenitatis (Sea of Serenity,) the circle on the upper right (figure’s left lens) is Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of tranquillity) and Mare Vaporum (Sea of Vapours) is the figure’s nose (no graphic.)
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Doing a mind/sight shift, there also seems to be an image (below left) of a face that looks very much like Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse – looking down toward 8 o’clock. In this view the sunglass lenses (Mares Tranquillitatis & Serenitatis) become Mickey’s ears and Mare Vaporum is Mickey’s left eye (exagerated graphics show ears, eye and nose.)
The Man In The Moon face - Mickey Mouse...……….BBC image of Mickey Mouse like figure...……….BBC image on the right is of a 14th Century fresco from Austria – click to read more…

Steamboat Willie
Steamboat Willie

This is an image from Walt Disneys’ 1928 film: “Steamboat Willie”MoMA’s website.
Watch “Steamboat Willie” on YouTube.

Next is an image of the Full Moon from SEDS’ website.
Click this to access: SEDS” website…
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Full Moon image...
LOOKS LIKE PHIL OR MICKEY TO ME.”…NOAO image credits
There’s another image of a face just under Mickey’s eye (facing left with a protruding tongue, two eyes, a nose and a well defined chin.)

“Thus, in a very real sense, Iwerks can be called true the creator [sic] of Mickey Mouse because Iwerks, and not Disney, originated the character?” read entire story… (This fact is not necessarily relevant to the main point:) All of the faces are interesting. The Mickey Mouse face begs questioning. My question is: Did Walt Disney / UB Iwerks get their inspiration for the Mickey Mouse character from an image on the Moon?

Walt Disney Helped Wernher von Braun Sell Americans on Space…
(Another) Article on Von Braun and Walt Disney

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“Moon names”
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Moon Names
Moon Names

image is from Wikipedia

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—THIS MONTH’S FULL MOON WILL BE 100% FULL ON FEBRUARY TWENTY EIGHTH (2010)—

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Full Moon Tonight: “Year’s Biggest Full Moon, Mars Create Sky Show” – “Red planet will join supersize [*]”wolf moon.”

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Adobe Moon In The City Poster
Adobe Moon In The City Poster
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Reprinted from The National Geographic Website
Story by, Andrew Fazekas
for National Geographic News
Published January 29, 2010

The biggest full moon of 2010 will rise in the east tonight, and it’ll appear with a bright sidekick: Mars will cozy up just to the left of the supersize moon.

January’s full moon is also called the [*]wolf moon, according to Native American tradition associating this month’s full moon with wolves howling in the cold midwinter. (Take a moon myths and mysteries quiz.)

The 2010 wolf moon will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than any other full moon this year, because our cosmic neighbor will actually be closer to Earth than usual.

The moon will be at its closest perigee—the nearest it gets to our planet during its egg-shaped orbit—for 2010 at 4:04 a.m. ET Saturday, reaching a distance of 221,577 miles (356,593 kilometers) from Earth read more from National Geographic.

“American Indians 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.”

OUT WEST

Beautiful Cherokee Woman
Beautiful Cherokee Woman
WWU photograph

*In the Cherokee language the name for January’s Full Moon is: unolvtana or cold moon. Information is from Western Washington University.

Moonrise 4:56 P.M. – Moonset 6:40 A.M. Las Vegas time.

The [c.2010-LasVegasBuffetClub – Adobe Moon in the City] poster is available for purchase. The full moon in this poster was photographed in Las Vegas in the 90s. The image was inserted into it’s “frame” with a Photoshop type application. The poster is 24″x36″.

Once In A Blue Moon: Full Blue Moon On New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2009

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Adobe Moon In The City Poster
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The BLUE MOON will be 100% full December 31, 2009 at 11:14 A.M. Las Vegas time.

The following article is from Universe Today, by Fraser Cain

A lunar month takes 29.53 days. This is the amount of time it takes for the Moon to complete a cycle through all the phases, from new moon to full moon and then back to new moon again. This is very close to the length of a month in the Western calendar, which usually have 30 or 31 days. Every month usually has one of each of the phases. So a typical month will have a new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter moon. But every now and then, a month will have two of the same phases. When a month has two full moons, the second one is called a “blue moon” read more…

OUT WEST

Beautiful Cherokee Woman
Beautiful Cherokee Woman
WWU photograph

“American Indians 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.”

The full moon on December 2, 2009 was called one or more of the following: Full Cold Moon, Snow Moon or Moon When The Wolves Run Together. Since December has two full moons the second moon (December 31) is called (American/Anglo) The Blue Moon.

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“Elvis [Presley] recorded [the song] Blue Moon at Sun Records on July 6, 1954, according to tcbeus.”

“Blue Moon” is a classic popular song. It was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, and has become a standard ballad” read more from Wiki…

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From Linda Moffitt, Examiner.Com:
The Blue Moon Superstition and Other Moon Names

Full Moons bring up thoughts about the crime rate going up, more babies being born, average people turning into werewolves. Every twenty-eight days the full moon rises to illuminate the skies this equals twelve moons a year, but what happens when there is a thirteenth moon, the Blue Moon?

Every few years the thirteen moon rises. In the twentieth century, there were only forty blue moons. Since the moon is so rare it is believed, the moon holds mystical powers. If you make plans under the Blue Moon, they will come true. However, be careful the moons powers are unpredictable and you may get your wish but it may be more than you want. December 31, 2009 is the next Blue Moon.

Native Americans started calling the moon names each month to keep track of the seasons. The Farmer’s Almanac names the twelve moons as follows read more…

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