Category Archives: The Moon

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Harvest Moon

Happy Harvest Moon! A “Harvest Moon” is the name for a full moon closest to the equinox. The moon will be exactly full at 11:19 p.m. EDT tonight. You can read more about the Harvest Moon here, on EarthSky. Look … Continue reading

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Does the Moon smell?

Who nose? Actually, the Apollo astronauts did notice that the Moon had an odor, and they described it as “spent gunpowder.” But if astronauts have to wear protective space suits and helmets to avoid fatal exposure to the vacuum of … Continue reading

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Moon Cake

If you give an astronomonster a birthday party, he’s going to want a cake. If you give him a cake, he may ask for the moon. So, today we will look at spacey cakes and other edible solar system goodness! … Continue reading

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Goodnight Moon

My almost-two-year-old loves the moon. (Hm, why do I feel like I’ve written that before?) One night around the time of the last full moon, he had trouble sleeping. So before putting him back to bed again, I took him … Continue reading

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Full Moon Walk

          Tonight, our Regional Science Center has planned a Full Moon Walk. This event features a walk on the prairie trails at Buffalo River State Park at dusk during the full moon (or nearly full moon). On such a walk … Continue reading

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