Area Excursions

The Wolf Moon Welcomes the New Year

On January 28th, 2021, the Wolf Moon will come howling into the winter night sky. This full moon is the first full moon of the year and should guide us past some cold winter nights. So, why is this moon named the Wolf Moon? Do wolves howl at this moon more often? Let’s find out Read More…

Cold Moon Greets us with Winter

On December 29th, 2020, the Cold Moon will be full in the frigid night sky. This full moon is the first full moon of winter. So, why is this moon named the Cold Moon? Does it look like ice? Let’s find out together. Why is it called the Cold Moon? The Cold Moon is the Read More…

Beaver Moon with a Penumbral Eclipse

On November 29th, 2020, the Beaver Moon will be full in the cold night sky. Not only is this month’s Moon the Beaver Moon, but it is also a Penumbral Full Moon. Why is this Moon named after the beaver, and what is Penumbral Eclipse? Well, let’s find out together. Why is it called the Read More…

Hunter’s Moon

On October 20, 2020, Hunter’s Moon will be full in the cooling night sky. Who decided that this moon is named after hunting? Well, Let’s find out together. Why is it called Hunter’s Moon? The Hunter’s Moon is the late October full moon. During this time of year, game animals are fattening up for winter Read More…