Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A full moon hike

An usually warm winter evening made our full moon hike enjoyable. The winter woods are quiet, without the nocturnal symphony of warmer months. But the stars and planets are more visible in less humid air. Venus is particularly bright and visible in February, along with Orion. And the moon, rising above the horizon about 7 pm, was truly spectacular with a yellowish glow -- this is the 'Snow Moon'!

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