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  • Wheaton (Il) man says he saw a mountain lion in his backyard

    09/25/2018 10:40:00 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    WGN ^ | 24 Sept 2018
    “Just though, ‘Oh my gosh. How can that be a cat when it’s that big? And it’s in my backyard,’” he said... In 2009, Chicago police shot a cougar in the Roscoe Village neighborhood... There have been a couple of similar sightings in the area in the last few days, according to social media posts.
  • Here Comes Fall: Harvest Moon 2018 Rises Tonight!

    09/24/2018 8:13:09 AM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Joe Rao, Skywatching Columnist
    With unseasonably warm summer temperatures persisting over much of the world this year, it seems hard to believe that this is the week of the Harvest Moon, the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox. Saturday, Sept. 22, was the first official day of autumn in much of the Northern Hemisphere, even though it will still officially be summer through the daylight hours. The moment of the equinox — the official end of summer and beginning of autumn — will not arrive until 9:54 p.m. EDT. East of the prime meridian, where the equinox occurs after midnight, the first day...
  • Catholic Caucus: January 31 Super Blue Blood Moon and St. John Bosco’s Dream/Prophecy

    01/31/2018 5:07:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Roman Catholic Man ^ | 01.30.18 | Fr Richard Heilman
    Well known is St. John Bosco’s “dream of the two columns” where he foresaw the future difficulties of the Church, envisioned as a ship on stormy seas. Several popes strive to moor the Church and anchor it between two columns which arose amid the dangerous waters. The columns symbolized the two devotions to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Immaculate, the Help of Christians. Calm and peace for the Church is won only when one of the popes finally succeeds in anchoring the Church between the two columns.  Another St. John Bosco dream/prophecy is less-known, which can shed light...
  • The First Supermoon of 2018 Arrives on New Year's Day

    12/30/2017 2:41:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies ^ | December 29, 2017 | Aric Jenkins
    The new year will be off to a celestial start with the appearance of a bigger and brighter supermoon — this time nicknamed the “wolf moon.” The supermoon is a nickname of its own, referring to a full moon that appears larger and more luminous due to its increased proximity to the Earth. The wolf moon, however, refers to the first full moon of the new year, which so happens to fall on New Year’s Day this time around, according to NASA. The second of a “supermoon trilogy” that began with a supermoon at this beginning of this month, the...
  • Full Moon Sunday Kicks Off 'Supermoon Trilogy,' Including a Lunar Eclipse

    12/02/2017 5:40:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    spacecom ^ | Elizabeth Howell
    The Dec. 3 full moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons, including a lunar eclipse. The other supermoons will happen on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. You can watch Sunday's supermoon live online here, courtesy of the online astronomy service Slooh or directly from If you only have time to catch one of them, be sure to check out the "extra-special" Jan. 31 supermoon, NASA said in a statement Friday (Dec. 1). The late January supermoon will take place during a total lunar eclipse visible from western North America, the Pacific and Eastern Asia. It will also be a...
  • Full beaver moon tonight (Really! I couldn't make that headline up!)

    11/03/2017 7:57:21 PM PDT · by dayglored · 56 replies
    Local Syr (Syracuse News) ^ | Nov 3, 2017 | Dave Longley
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - It's time for the full moon of November. Tonight is the night to see it. The moon rises at 6:42 this evening in the eastern sky. Full moon tonight is at precisely 1:23 am, but it'll be close enough to full this evening, making for a bright Friday evening. Friday night will likely be our best chance to view the moon, as clouds will block the view Saturday evening. The Native American name for the November full moon is the Full Beaver Moon. Colonists also referred to the moon by this name, as it signified the...
  • Did you like the big moon last night? Tonight’s is even better

    10/05/2017 4:32:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    Mercury News ^ | October 5, 2017 | Susan Steade
    What makes it “harvest”: It’s the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. The reason the moon has been looking so big this week is that it’s rising around sunset. The bright moon comes up in a twilight sky, and at a time when more people are likely to take notice of it near the horizon.... ... . On average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each night — so if it rose at, say, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, it would rise at 6:50 on Wednesday. But around the equinox, because of the position of the moon in relation...
  • Rare Summer Solstice Full Moon, 1st Since 1948, Rises Tonight: Watch It Live

    06/20/2016 3:34:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies ^ | June 20, 2016 10:48am ET | Elizabeth Howell, Contributor
    On Monday (June 20), the full moon will fall on the solstice for the first time since 1948. To celebrate this special occasion, the online Slooh Community Observatory will broadcast views of the moon live from the Canary Islands. The broadcast starts at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT Tuesday, June 21) and will include discussion between Slooh host Paul Cox and Slooh astronomer Bob Berman. You can watch the Slooh webcast at, and ask questions via Twitter @Slooh. Viewers can also submit questions via Slooh's chat room, where you can also control the StarShare camera live and snap night-sky...
  • Why do annoying #NeverTrump Freepers still posting articles around the clock?

    05/20/2016 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 272 replies
    May 20 2016 | Vanity
    I see some NeverTrump Freepers are back, posting articles almost like clockwork. Is this some paid trolling going on? Is it some psych-op for the GOPe Uniparty? Using FR as a place to foment conflict/hone the Establishment's arguments against Trump and real conservatives and/or Christians? No one has the time to be posting as many articles in a day these people are posting without getting paid. Sorry. I think it's an "op" against FR.
  • Does the full moon bring out more strange crime? Cops share their stories

    01/22/2016 6:58:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 22, 2016 | Bill Alkofer
    At 5:45 Saturday evening, a full moon will rise over the Saddleback Mountains and shine down upon Orange County. As it does, will the moonbeams bring mayhem and madness with them? Maybe. But rest assured, the county's law enforcement officers will be more than ready to keep the peace. There has always been a perception among cops, firefighters and emergency room personnel that there's more (and often stranger) crime on the night of a full moon. "When something crazy or weird happens, I look up at the sky to see if the moon is full," says Newport Beach police Officer...
  • The Secret Of The Fifteenth Day

    01/20/2016 1:18:54 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 3 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 1/20/'16 | Roy S. Neuberger
    Six months ago I wrote about Tu B'Av, a Yom Tov that brings hope after the terrible events of Tisha B'Av. There is something about the fifteenth day of the Jewish month that relates to redemption. The first day of Pesach and the first day of Sukkos, as well as Tu B'Shevat and Shushan Purim, all occur on the fifteenth of the month. As we approach Tu B'Shevat, an appropriate question would be: Why is the fifteenth so special that momentous days of redemption consistently fall upon that day? What sets it apart from all the other days of the...
  • Photos Of The Christmas Full Moon Show A Rare, Beautiful Lunar Event

    12/25/2015 1:30:51 PM PST · by o_1_2_3__ · 11 replies
    Bustle ^ | APRIL SIESE
    The last full moon of the year also happens to be the first on Christmas in 38 years. Photos of the Christmas full moon offer a festive, bright look at the night sky from around the world. Given the time of year, this special lunar occurrence is also known as the full cold moon, though the temperature of the moon is neither affected by its phases nor the weather on earth. Nonetheless, NASA's John Keller, who works at the Goddard Space Flight Center describes it as a special event that showcases the moon's unique relationship to earth. Keller said: As...
  • First of three supermoons Saturday

    08/29/2015 6:53:41 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 20 replies
    tucsonnewsnow ^ | Aug 29, 2015 12:06 AM CST | Kevin Jeanes
    "You've heard of the supermoon before, and we have three of them this year. The first occurs Saturday, August 29th. A supermoon refers to a full or new moon when it's at its closet point (called the perigee) to Earth in its orbit. The moon can appear up to 30% larger than it's normal size from Earth. The full moon occurs at 11:35 a.m. MST on Saturday, so the moon technically won't be 100% full when it rises in the east at 6:54 p.m., but we won't be able to tell.
  • Photographs of Perigee Full Moon

    03/20/2011 10:11:56 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 20, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The moon rises over East London
  • Tonight: Year's Biggest Full Moon, Mars Create Sky Show

    01/29/2010 2:08:21 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 52 replies · 1,131+ views
    National Geographic ^ | Jan. 29, 2010 | Andrew Fazekas
    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...
  • Earth set for full moon close-up

    12/12/2008 12:38:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,125+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/12/08 | BBC
    A full moon is set to occur closer to the Earth on Friday evening than it has done for the past 15 years. The Moon's elliptical orbit means its distance from the Earth is not constant. It will be a little over 350,000km away as it passes over the northern hemisphere, which is about 30,000km closer than usual. If the sky is clear it will appear brighter and larger than usual, say astronomers. Closest path Friday's full moon could appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons this year, Nasa said. The Moon's orbit is elliptical,...
  • Biggest Full Moon of the Year[12 Dec 2008]

    12/11/2008 8:18:44 AM PST · by BGHater · 2 replies · 764+ views ^ | 10 Dec 2008 |
    In 2004, Greek amateur astronomer Anthony Ayiomamitis photographed an apogee Moon and a perigee Moon, and set the images side by side to show the difference. No, you can not see Neil Armstrong's footprint. But go ahead and look: The full Moon of Dec. 12th is the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year. It's no illusion. Some full Moons are genuinely larger than others and this Friday's is a whopper. Why? The Moon's orbit is an ellipse with one side 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other: see diagram. In the language of astronomy, the two extremes...
  • See a Huge Moon Illusion Wednesday

    06/18/2008 2:49:28 PM PDT · by lainie · 51 replies · 197+ views ^ | June 18, 2008 | Robert Roy Britt
    As the full moon rises this Wednesday evening, June 18, many people will be fooled into thinking it's unusually large. The moon illusion, as it's known, is a trick in our minds that makes the moon seem bigger when it's near the horizon. The effect is most pronounced at full moon. Many people swear it's real, suggesting that perhaps Earth's atmosphere magnifies the moon. But it really is all in our minds. The moon is not bigger at the horizon than when overhead. The illusion will be particularly noticeable at this "solstice moon," coming just two days before summer starts...
  • Full moon not a howling good time for pets

    07/17/2007 2:40:43 AM PDT · by gpapa · 1 replies · 162+ views ^ | July 16, 2007 | Robert Roy Britt
    Injuries and illness among dogs and cats seems to be higher during full moon than at other times of the month, a new study finds. But researchers don't know why. The study, reported in the July 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, finds emergency room visits for these pets increases during or near the full moon. In studying 11,940 cases at the Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center, the researchers found the risk of emergency room visits to be 23 percent higher for cats and 28 percent higher for dogs on days surrounding full moons.
  • Space shuttle astronaut arrested at OIA on attempted kidnapping, battery charges

    02/05/2007 5:27:04 PM PST · by burzum · 1,446 replies · 46,639+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 5, 2007 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    A NASA astronaut is charged with attacking her rival for another astronaut's attention early Monday at Orlando International Airport, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. Lisa Marie Nowak drove from Texas to meet the 1 a.m. flight of a younger woman who had also been seeing the male astronaut Nowak pined for, according to Orlando police. Nowak -- who was a mission specialist on a Discovery launch last summer -- was wearing a trench coat and wig and had a knife, BB pistol, rubber tubing and plastic bags, reports show. Once U.S. Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman arrived, Nowak followed her...