Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rainy Mood and Strawberry Moon

So the rain has me feeling very angry, does the weather play havoc with your moods?
I feel so much better physically and mentally when I have had sun light on my skin. We have not seen the sun shine in weeks, my grass is over grown and my garden flox are laying down. Yesterday chores were exhausting due to the weight of the water. My feet sunk in the mud making every step a challenge. Collecting manure was done with a bucket and a dung rake, the paddock being far to wet for the tractor and the barn was a mess from shuffling the animal in and out. By the time we finished our cheese burgers and sweet potato chips I was ready for bed. I was looking forward to the full moon, I love the way a full moon illuminates the paddock at night. Last nights moon over the farm was covered by clouds. Tonight June 5, will bring a rare transit of the planet Venus across the face of the Sun. The planet will appear as a small dark dot moving across the face of the Sun
Today we have had intermiten rain and clouds,so I suspect Mainers are likely to miss this historic event, which is a real shame, because there won’t be another transit like this until 2117.

If you’re lucky enough to have clear weather, and you want to view the transit, it’s crucially important that you take precautions to protect your eyes.
The safest way to view the Sun, whether for an eclipse or an event such as the upcoming transit, is via a pinhole camera. A small opening, or pinhole, in a cardboard box, such as a shoebox or cereal box, can create an image of the Sun that can be safely viewed.


Full Moon Calender

July 3rd Full Thunder Moon 2:52 pm

August 1st Full Sturgeon Moon 11:28 pm

August 31st Full Blue Moon 9:58 am

September 29th Full Harvest Moon 11:19 pm

October 29th Full Hunter's Moon 3:50 pm

November 28th Full Beaver Moon 9:46 am

December 28th Full Cold Moon 5:21 am

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