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March 19, 2011

Crow Moon on the rise

crow moonFROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:

The moon is full tonight. It’s the third full moon since the winter solstice, making it the Lenten Moon, the Sap, Crow or Worm Moon. Take your pick; each one evokes something about the season we’re in.

If skies are clear, look for the moon to rise over Baltimore at 7:37 p.m. This moon is also special because it stands at perigee at 3 p.m. today. It’s the full moon’s closest approach to Earth this year, and for the past 18 years. So it may look a tad bigger and brighter. Tides may also run a bit higher. 

(SUN PHOTO: Kim Hairston, 2009) 

Posted by Frank Roylance at 12:01 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Almanac, Sky Notes
        

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Even so, there is no clear evidence that any of these phenomena influenced the Japan earthquake & tsunami. Read the truth about biggest Full Moon after 18 Years Supermoon 19th March 2011 at http://itwel.com/biggest-full-moon-after-18-years-supermoon-19th-march-2011.php

Any recommendations for a good place in the area to watch the moon rise?

FR: Anyplace with an unobstructed view to the east will do. Western Shore of the Chesapeake or the Atlantic beaches would be great.

"Worm moon"? That's an interesting name for sure...

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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