November 18 – 24, 2013 Kaw Valley Almanac

November 18, 2013

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2 thoughts on “November 18 – 24, 2013 Kaw Valley Almanac

  1. Ken: I am so glad that Linda Evans told me about this post that you do every week! One question: on the moon info, what does “Moon south” mean? Thanks for your good work! -Nancy Hawkins ________________________________________

    • “Moon south” refers to the moment the moon is at the southernmost point in the sky. Like the sun, the moon rises in the east and sets in the west, and like the sun, “noon” is the southernmost or half way point in the path it takes across the sky from rising to setting. If the sky is clear, it’s easy to know when the sun is at its southernmost point/noon, but the moon’s “noon” moves later almost an hour each day in relation to the sun’s “noon.” But it’s also the time when the moon is highest in the sky, so if it’s a decent time of day, it can be a good time to look for it. Right now, with the moon just past full, I love to watch it setting in the west in the morning. By the time it gets to last quarter moon (next week), it’s a good time to look to the south and see the shrinking moon hanging high in the south during the morning times listed in next week’s “Moon south” column. Let me know what you think!

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