February 9, 2019

9 Feb

February 9, 2019

 

Waxing crescent moon

Moon’s age: 6 days 4 hours (at noon EST)

Fraction of the Moon illuminated: 16 percent (midnight EST) 20 percent (noon EST)

On this day in 1870, President Grant signed into law new legislation establishing a national weather service.

On this day in 1945, U.S. military forces landed on the island of Iwo Jima in the South Pacific.

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DEFINITIONS

Times. Time of day is indicated as UT (Universal Time), EST (Eastern Standard Time), CST (Central Standard Time), MST (Mountain Standard Time), and PST (Pacific Standard Time). To figure Daylight Saving Time when in effect locally, subtract one hour from the time indicated for a U.S. time zone. Because of the time difference between UT and North America, at the time of a full moon or other moon phase, the date may fall a day earlier in the United States (indicated when this occurs).

Fraction of the Moon illuminated. The percentage of the front (visible) side of the moon that is lit by sunlight, with 0 percent indicating a new moon (not visible) and 100 percent indicating a full moon (no shadow visible); quarter moons are 50 percent illuminated. Below 5 percent illumination, when the lit portion is a slim crescent (on the left side for a waning moon – “old crescent moon” and on the right side for a waxing moon – “new crescent moon”) it may not be visible in most locations. The percentage is computed by the Astronomical Applications Department/U.S. Naval Observatory. In the course of a 24 hour period, the percentage will either increase or decrease at a varying rate depending on the phase, with the slowest visible change occurring around the time of the full moon and the fastest visible change occurring around the time of the new moon. This is due to the effect of light from the sun illuminating the spherical surface of the Moon.

Moon’s age. One complete lunation (a complete cycle from one new moon to the next new moon) occurs in an average of 29.5 days. The “moon’s age” is the number of calendar days from the time of the new moon, shown here with the number of hours depicted as a rounded number. The figure listed is for noon, EST.

©  Copyright 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Kim Long.

 

February 8, 2019

8 Feb

February 8, 2019

 

Waxing crescent moon

Moon’s age: 5 days 4 hours (at noon EST)

Fraction of the Moon illuminated: 10 percent (midnight EST) 13 percent (noon EST)

On this day in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. William D. Boyce, a Chicago publisher, founded the group after a trip to England, where he med Robert Baden-Powell, who created the initial concept.

On this day in 1922, the first radio set was installed in the White House, during the presidency of Warren Harding.

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The Moon Almanac 2019 by [Long, Kim]      

 

DEFINITIONS

Times. Time of day is indicated as UT (Universal Time), EST (Eastern Standard Time), CST (Central Standard Time), MST (Mountain Standard Time), and PST (Pacific Standard Time). To figure Daylight Saving Time when in effect locally, subtract one hour from the time indicated for a U.S. time zone. Because of the time difference between UT and North America, at the time of a full moon or other moon phase, the date may fall a day earlier in the United States (indicated when this occurs).

Fraction of the Moon illuminated. The percentage of the front (visible) side of the moon that is lit by sunlight, with 0 percent indicating a new moon (not visible) and 100 percent indicating a full moon (no shadow visible); quarter moons are 50 percent illuminated. Below 5 percent illumination, when the lit portion is a slim crescent (on the left side for a waning moon – “old crescent moon” and on the right side for a waxing moon – “new crescent moon”) it may not be visible in most locations. The percentage is computed by the Astronomical Applications Department/U.S. Naval Observatory. In the course of a 24 hour period, the percentage will either increase or decrease at a varying rate depending on the phase, with the slowest visible change occurring around the time of the full moon and the fastest visible change occurring around the time of the new moon. This is due to the effect of light from the sun illuminating the spherical surface of the Moon.

Moon’s age. One complete lunation (a complete cycle from one new moon to the next new moon) occurs in an average of 29.5 days. The “moon’s age” is the number of calendar days from the time of the new moon, shown here with the number of hours depicted as a rounded number. The figure listed is for noon, EST.

©  Copyright 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Kim Long.

 

February 7, 2019

7 Feb

February 7, 2019

 

Waxing crescent moon

Moon’s age: 3 days 4 hours (at noon EST)

Fraction of the Moon illuminated: 5 percent (midnight EST) 7 percent (noon EST)

On this day in 1799, a taxpayer’s uprising known as Fries Rebellion came to an end with the arrest of its leader, John Fries. The rebellion occurred in eastern Pennsylvania, with several hundred participants at its peak. Fries, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, had earlier been part of a state guard unit sent west to put down an earlier uprising involving taxes, the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794.

On this day in 1962, John Glenn because the first American to orbit the Earth, riding in the Friendship 7 capsule; the pilot and capsule circled the planet 3 times over a period of 4 hours and 56 minutes.

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The Moon Almanac 2019 by [Long, Kim]      

 

DEFINITIONS

Times. Time of day is indicated as UT (Universal Time), EST (Eastern Standard Time), CST (Central Standard Time), MST (Mountain Standard Time), and PST (Pacific Standard Time). To figure Daylight Saving Time when in effect locally, subtract one hour from the time indicated for a U.S. time zone. Because of the time difference between UT and North America, at the time of a full moon or other moon phase, the date may fall a day earlier in the United States (indicated when this occurs).

Fraction of the Moon illuminated. The percentage of the front (visible) side of the moon that is lit by sunlight, with 0 percent indicating a new moon (not visible) and 100 percent indicating a full moon (no shadow visible); quarter moons are 50 percent illuminated. Below 5 percent illumination, when the lit portion is a slim crescent (on the left side for a waning moon – “old crescent moon” and on the right side for a waxing moon – “new crescent moon”) it may not be visible in most locations. The percentage is computed by the Astronomical Applications Department/U.S. Naval Observatory. In the course of a 24 hour period, the percentage will either increase or decrease at a varying rate depending on the phase, with the slowest visible change occurring around the time of the full moon and the fastest visible change occurring around the time of the new moon. This is due to the effect of light from the sun illuminating the spherical surface of the Moon.

Moon’s age. One complete lunation (a complete cycle from one new moon to the next new moon) occurs in an average of 29.5 days. The “moon’s age” is the number of calendar days from the time of the new moon, shown here with the number of hours depicted as a rounded number. The figure listed is for noon, EST.

©  Copyright 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Kim Long.

 

February 6, 2019

6 Feb

February 6, 2019

 

Waxing crescent moon

Moon’s age: 2 days 4 hours (at noon EST)

Fraction of the Moon illuminated: 2 percent (midnight EST) 3 percent (noon EST)

On this day in 1958, the U.S. Senate first held meetings of the Special Committee on Space and Astronautics, which was later merged with the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

On this day in 1971, astronaut Alan Shepard deployed a makeshift golf club (the head of a 6-iron mounted to the handle of a geology tool) on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 14 expedition. He reported hitting three golf balls, one of them soaring for “miles and miles.”

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The Moon Almanac 2019 by [Long, Kim]      

 

DEFINITIONS

Times. Time of day is indicated as UT (Universal Time), EST (Eastern Standard Time), CST (Central Standard Time), MST (Mountain Standard Time), and PST (Pacific Standard Time). To figure Daylight Saving Time when in effect locally, subtract one hour from the time indicated for a U.S. time zone. Because of the time difference between UT and North America, at the time of a full moon or other moon phase, the date may fall a day earlier in the United States (indicated when this occurs).

Fraction of the Moon illuminated. The percentage of the front (visible) side of the moon that is lit by sunlight, with 0 percent indicating a new moon (not visible) and 100 percent indicating a full moon (no shadow visible); quarter moons are 50 percent illuminated. Below 5 percent illumination, when the lit portion is a slim crescent (on the left side for a waning moon – “old crescent moon” and on the right side for a waxing moon – “new crescent moon”) it may not be visible in most locations. The percentage is computed by the Astronomical Applications Department/U.S. Naval Observatory. In the course of a 24 hour period, the percentage will either increase or decrease at a varying rate depending on the phase, with the slowest visible change occurring around the time of the full moon and the fastest visible change occurring around the time of the new moon. This is due to the effect of light from the sun illuminating the spherical surface of the Moon.

Moon’s age. One complete lunation (a complete cycle from one new moon to the next new moon) occurs in an average of 29.5 days. The “moon’s age” is the number of calendar days from the time of the new moon, shown here with the number of hours depicted as a rounded number. The figure listed is for noon, EST.

©  Copyright 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Kim Long.

 

February 5, 2019

5 Feb

February 5, 2019

 

Moon at Apogee

9:28 am UT; 4:28 am EST; 3:28 am CST; 2:28 am MST; 1:28 am PST

Waxing crescent moon

Moon’s age: 1 day 4 hours (at noon EST)

Fraction of the Moon illuminated: 0 percent (midnight EST) 1 percent (noon EST)

On this day in 1924, the Greenwich Observatory in London began transmitting an hourly time signal (through the BBC), an update on previous technology. Since 1833, the principal method of establishing a reputable, sharable time signal was dropping a red “Time Ball” from the top of a mast on the Flamsteed House in London, at precisely 1:00 PM local time each day.

On this day in 1974, Patty Hearst, daughter of wealthy newspaper publisher Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped in Berkeley, California. The kidnappers were a terrorist group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army, which demanded that Hearst provide massive public donations of groceries as partial terms of a ransom. The FBI found Patty on September 18 the following year and in a subsequent trial was found guilty of participating in bank robberies with the group as a result of brainwashing. She served one year of a seven year sentence.

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The Moon Almanac 2019 by [Long, Kim]      

 

DEFINITIONS

Times. Time of day is indicated as UT (Universal Time), EST (Eastern Standard Time), CST (Central Standard Time), MST (Mountain Standard Time), and PST (Pacific Standard Time). To figure Daylight Saving Time when in effect locally, subtract one hour from the time indicated for a U.S. time zone. Because of the time difference between UT and North America, at the time of a full moon or other moon phase, the date may fall a day earlier in the United States (indicated when this occurs).

Fraction of the Moon illuminated. The percentage of the front (visible) side of the moon that is lit by sunlight, with 0 percent indicating a new moon (not visible) and 100 percent indicating a full moon (no shadow visible); quarter moons are 50 percent illuminated. Below 5 percent illumination, when the lit portion is a slim crescent (on the left side for a waning moon – “old crescent moon” and on the right side for a waxing moon – “new crescent moon”) it may not be visible in most locations. The percentage is computed by the Astronomical Applications Department/U.S. Naval Observatory. In the course of a 24 hour period, the percentage will either increase or decrease at a varying rate depending on the phase, with the slowest visible change occurring around the time of the full moon and the fastest visible change occurring around the time of the new moon. This is due to the effect of light from the sun illuminating the spherical surface of the Moon.

Moon’s age. One complete lunation (a complete cycle from one new moon to the next new moon) occurs in an average of 29.5 days. The “moon’s age” is the number of calendar days from the time of the new moon, shown here with the number of hours depicted as a rounded number. The figure listed is for noon, EST.

©  Copyright 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Kim Long.

 

February 4, 2019

4 Feb

February 4, 2019

 

New Moon

9:04 pm UT; 4:04 pm EST; 3:04 pm CST; 2:04 pm MST; 1:04 pm PST

Moon’s age: 0 days 4 hours (at noon EST)

Fraction of the Moon illuminated: 0 percent (midnight EST) 0 percent (noon EST)

On this day in 1936, Dr. John Livingood, a scientist at the University of California, produced radium E (one of many byproducts of the element radium) in the laboratory, the first radioactive substance to be produced synthetically. The radioactive material was created altering the atomic structure of bismuth in a cyclotron, a machine also invented at UC.

On this day in 1968, legendary hipster Neal Cassady was found dead on the railroad tracks near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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The Moon Almanac 2019 by [Long, Kim]      

 

DEFINITIONS

Times. Time of day is indicated as UT (Universal Time), EST (Eastern Standard Time), CST (Central Standard Time), MST (Mountain Standard Time), and PST (Pacific Standard Time). To figure Daylight Saving Time when in effect locally, subtract one hour from the time indicated for a U.S. time zone. Because of the time difference between UT and North America, at the time of a full moon or other moon phase, the date may fall a day earlier in the United States (indicated when this occurs).

Fraction of the Moon illuminated. The percentage of the front (visible) side of the moon that is lit by sunlight, with 0 percent indicating a new moon (not visible) and 100 percent indicating a full moon (no shadow visible); quarter moons are 50 percent illuminated. Below 5 percent illumination, when the lit portion is a slim crescent (on the left side for a waning moon – “old crescent moon” and on the right side for a waxing moon – “new crescent moon”) it may not be visible in most locations. The percentage is computed by the Astronomical Applications Department/U.S. Naval Observatory. In the course of a 24 hour period, the percentage will either increase or decrease at a varying rate depending on the phase, with the slowest visible change occurring around the time of the full moon and the fastest visible change occurring around the time of the new moon. This is due to the effect of light from the sun illuminating the spherical surface of the Moon.

Moon’s age. One complete lunation (a complete cycle from one new moon to the next new moon) occurs in an average of 29.5 days. The “moon’s age” is the number of calendar days from the time of the new moon, shown here with the number of hours depicted as a rounded number. The figure listed is for noon, EST.

©  Copyright 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Kim Long.

 

February 3, 2019

3 Feb

February 3, 2019

 

Waning crescent moon

Moon’s age: 29 days 8 hours (at noon EST)

Fraction of the Moon illuminated: 2 percent (midnight EST) 1 percent (noon EST)

On this day in 1882, circus impresario P.T. Barnum purchased Jumbo, billed as the largest elephant in the world. Jumbo was hit and killed by a train while being led across the tracks in Ontario, Canada, in 1885. His hide was mounted and the stuffed animal became the mascot of Tufts College. Generations of students pulled on the tail for luck; it fell off in 1942, and the entire animal was destroyed by fire in 1975. The ashes of the original mascot are now enshrined in an empty peanut butter jar.

On this day in 1965, NASA launched the Orbiting Solar Observatory 2. On the same day, the Ranger 8 project was launched, with the mission to photograph the Moon and impact the surface at Mare Tranquillitatis.

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The 2019 Moon Calendar is currently available from The Experiment Publishing. The 2019 Moon Almanac and The Moon Book 3rd Edition are also available. Click through for purchase options.

The Moon Almanac 2019 by [Long, Kim]      

 

DEFINITIONS

Times. Time of day is indicated as UT (Universal Time), EST (Eastern Standard Time), CST (Central Standard Time), MST (Mountain Standard Time), and PST (Pacific Standard Time). To figure Daylight Saving Time when in effect locally, subtract one hour from the time indicated for a U.S. time zone. Because of the time difference between UT and North America, at the time of a full moon or other moon phase, the date may fall a day earlier in the United States (indicated when this occurs).

Fraction of the Moon illuminated. The percentage of the front (visible) side of the moon that is lit by sunlight, with 0 percent indicating a new moon (not visible) and 100 percent indicating a full moon (no shadow visible); quarter moons are 50 percent illuminated. Below 5 percent illumination, when the lit portion is a slim crescent (on the left side for a waning moon – “old crescent moon” and on the right side for a waxing moon – “new crescent moon”) it may not be visible in most locations. The percentage is computed by the Astronomical Applications Department/U.S. Naval Observatory. In the course of a 24 hour period, the percentage will either increase or decrease at a varying rate depending on the phase, with the slowest visible change occurring around the time of the full moon and the fastest visible change occurring around the time of the new moon. This is due to the effect of light from the sun illuminating the spherical surface of the Moon.

Moon’s age. One complete lunation (a complete cycle from one new moon to the next new moon) occurs in an average of 29.5 days. The “moon’s age” is the number of calendar days from the time of the new moon, shown here with the number of hours depicted as a rounded number. The figure listed is for noon, EST.

©  Copyright 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Kim Long.