Full Moon Coming Soon

It’s a great time to be out in the Boundary Waters. The almost full moon lights up the sky and reflects off of the calm surface of the wilderness lakes.  It’s a beautiful sight to see and a wonderful time to be out paddling and camping in the BWCA.  No flashlight needed for a trip to the latrine and night time navigation doesn’t require a flashlight.  What more could a person ask for?  Come enjoy the allure of the full moon in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with Voyageur Canoe Outfitters.

from space weather… SPOOKY ECLIPSE OF THE HARVEST MOON: According to folklore, this Friday’s full Moon is the Harvest Moon.  For many observers, the usual luster of the silver orb will be dimmed by a spooky shadow as the Moon experiences a “penumbral lunar eclipse.” Larry Koehn of ShadowandSubstance.com has created an excellent animation of the event.

A penumbral eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the pale outskirts of Earth’s shadow. It is much less dramatic than a “blood moon” total lunar eclipse. In fact, when observers are not alerted beforehand, they often do not realize an eclipse is underway. Nevertheless, the subtle shadow of Earth is visible to the naked eye if you know it’s there.

The eclipse will not be visible in the Americas. Observers there can enjoy the Harvest moonlight, undimmed, while watching the eclipse unfold elsewhere in the realtime photo gallery.


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