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"debra byrd" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

Kottke Ride Home

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"debra byrd" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

"During one season the last full moon in a season was typically called the late moon and so that it could keep its name it would be the third full moon of the season that became the special being called a blue moon. So even though we'll have one more full moon this summer season on september twentieth. This coming full noon on sunday is the blue moon. The september one will be the late moon. But how do we get the more common definition of a blue moon being the second full moon in a month that is thanks to an accidental over simplification of the seasonal definition in the march nineteen forty six edition of sky and telescope magazine. Written by a guy named james hugh pruitt's he accidentally explained it the way that we know it now of two moons within one calendar month and that probably would have been that if it weren't for thirty four years later in nineteen eighty when journalists debra byrd quoted that old issue of the magazine on her. Npr show stargate and from there. The calendar definition was repeated by many parties including in a children's almanac and has since become what earth sky calls modern folklore which i like as a descriptive. Because just because it's kind of based on a misinterpretation. It doesn't have to be wrong. The original definition was in part just because the disorganization threw off the scheduling of church festivals. And the church didn't like the number thirteen in needed one of the moons to kind of not count. Neither of these definitions has any bearing on science. Really they're just ways that we interpret and talk about objects in the sky so if you wanna call the full moon this sunday a blue moon go for it. The next calendar month blue moon won't be until this time next year there are no calendar blue moon's in twenty twenty one and as for both types of blue moon's happening in the same year that won't happen until twenty forty eight. That is it from me for today as always this show was produced by ride home media and cocky dot org. I am jackson bird. And i will talk to you again tomorrow..

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Orionids meteor shower peaks tonight. Here's how to watch

WBZ Midday News

00:32 sec | 3 years ago

Orionids meteor shower peaks tonight. Here's how to watch

"One of nature's spectacular light shows in the sky is set to happened early this week astronomers say it's time again for the Orion it meteor shower which will show up near the Orion constellation earth sky dot org Debra Byrd sincere ranted shower strikes the earth's atmosphere with dozens of pieces per hour left behind by Haley's comet sometime between October the twentieth through the twenty second NASA says the best plan should be tonight after midnight one or wine is most visible the phenomenon is visible with the naked eye from anywhere on earth the best on the U. S. to watch will be from the central and south western parts of the

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