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Why the Moon Looks Different in Winter [Video]

As we steel ourselves against the cold and curse the polar vortex for bringing these bitter winds upon us, it’s helpful to remember that winter can also be a magical time of fluttering snowflakes and beautiful evening skies. This Minute Physics video explains how the earth’s tilted axis makes winter the best season for viewing [...]

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NASA Astronomer Explains Supermoon

I hope most of you were able to get out and see the largest moon of the year, the so-called “Supermoon”, last night/this morning where the moon happens to be full and at perigee. It is not the super-est of Supermoons, as the perigee distance could be even closer, as it was in 2011 and [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Sunday Photoblogging: Full Moon

It was a uniquely clear night in Los Angeles, so I thought I’d try to get a shot of the full moon. Taken March 8, 2012, at 11:06pm. Speaking of full moons, here’s a fun piece from the archives: Real Life Werewolves? Dog Bites and Full Moons

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The Thoughtful Animal

Real Life Werewolves? Dog Bites and Full Moons


Happy Halloween! I decided to revise and repost this piece from November 1, 2010, on dog bites, full moons, and confirmation bias. Click the archives icon to see the original post. Our story begins in March 2000, when Dr. Simon Chapman and colleagues from the University of Sydney published a paper in which they assessed [...]

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