Astronomy Guru: Come howl at the moon

Sunday night January 20 to Monday January 21, the only lunar eclipse of 2019 will occur.  Not only will it be the only lunar eclipse of this year, it will be the last blood moon of this decade!  The moon will undergo interesting colour changes during this event as the Sun, earth and moon line up for the eclipse. As the earth has a much smaller diameter that then sun, rays of sunlight sneak out around the earth, casting interesting colours through earth’s shadow, the umbra. This light takes on a reddish orange colour, the same as the light at sunrise and sunset.

 

 

From sunset on, the night sky will become darker and darker. The deep blue of twilight, scatters and refracts through Earth’s atmosphere.  And, according to space.com, “the red shades that accompany sunset and sunrise get cast into space.”   The sun lights up the underside of the moon.  During the eclipse, the moon will have to pass through Earth’s shadow, the moon will take on a red glow.  Coincidentally, “this lunar eclipse happens to coincide with the wolf moon, the traditional name for the January full moon.  What’s more, the moon on January 20 will be unusually close to Earth and so will be slightly bigger and brighter, making it a so-called supermoon,” says National Geographic

TimeandDate states that the penumbral eclipse begins at 8:36 p.m. CST January 20, 2019, with the total eclipse beginning at 10:41p.m. CST The eclipse will begin at 9:34 CST, and the last bit of earth’s shadow will depart from the moon at around 12:51 CST.  At 11:12 CST, the moon will show the reddish-orange colour at its maximum as the sunlight is refracted through Earth’s atmosphere, and shines up onto the moon’s surface. The total eclipse ends at 11:43 p.m. CST, with the penumbral eclipse ending at 1:48 p.m. CST. The partial eclipse begins at 9:33 CST, and ends at 12:50 p.m. CST. North Americans, will indeed be able to view the Super Blood Wolf Moon depending on weather conditions, and at the moment the forecast is for partially cloudy skies.

Astronomers Without Borders, San Francisco’s Embarcadero Exploratorium, Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, Slooh, The Virtual Telescope Project, TimeandDate livestream and the Weather Channel app will feature their own livestreams of the event .

In the peri-urban area of Saskatoon, the spectacle of the Super Blood Wolf Moon will be more impressive, so come out to the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, or George Genereux Urban Regional Park, and catch this amazing sight!!!!

The next supermoon will be February 19 and March 21, whereas, the next total lunar eclipse will occur for North America on May 26, 2021. So, get out this Sunday night, January 20 2019, and howl at the moon!

For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park

For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

For more information:

Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area,  George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits

P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Addresses:
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map

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Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park

Facebook: StBarbeBaker

Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

Facebook: South West OLRA

Twitter: StBarbeBaker

Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail)

Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year).  Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers  Please and thank you!  Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated.  Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date!

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“I believed that God has lent us the Earth. It belongs as much to those who come after us as to us, and it ill behooves us by anything we do or neglect, to deprive them of benefits which are in our power to bequeath.” Richard St. Barbe Baker

“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nation saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.

“Our woods and forests, the indispensable lure of our earth organism, are falling into a murderous dance of death
“Planting and growing increasing quantities of trees is the scientific solution to Earth’s environmental dilemma.” –Richard St. Barbe-Baker

 

Once in a Blue Moon

January 1 saw a super moon known as the “Wolf Moon”, and here on January 31, 2018 is the proverbial “Blue Moon”

January 31, 2018 features a Blue Moon, as it is the second Full Moon of the month, the first having been January 1, 2018.
January 31, 2018 features a Blue Moon, as it is the second Full Moon of the month, the first having been the ‘Wolf Moon” of January 1, 2018.

The full moon or blue moon on January 31 will occur at 7:26 a.m. This second full moon of January also falls in conjunction with the total lunar eclipse.

If you wish to view the total lunar eclipse, and if the night – early morning is clear without clouds, it should be visible between the hours of 4:51 a.m. to 8:07 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Not only is it a “Blue moon in January”, but it is also a Super Blue Blood Moon. “The pre-dawn hours of January 31 will play host to an incredibly rare celestial convergence — a “super blue blood moon.”(Mahmood, 2018)

“...if it feels like a true magic might be possible; it is truly a Blue Moon experience....” ― Isabella Koldras, Blue Moon Magic.
“…if it feels like a true magic might be possible; it is truly a Blue Moon experience….” ― Isabella Koldras, Blue Moon Magic.

“At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don’t really expect it. Its like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And its not so important happy ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you , and once in a while people may even take your breath away.”
Zane Grey

And so it seems, though rare, the “blue moon” does really occur. So watch for that magical moment, this January 31, when those dreams  do come true during a blue moon!

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.  George Carlin   Wolf Moon January 1, 2018  Magic doesn't happen often - not once in a blue moon ... I expect there isn't another magic ship like this one in the whole world. Hilda Lewis  Blue Moon January 31, 2018
“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls”. George Carlin;      Wolf Moon January 1, 2018      |       “Magic doesn’t happen often – not once in a blue moon … I expect there isn’t another magic ship like this one in the whole world.” Hilda Lewis;     Blue Moon January 31, 2018

What is the wish and dream of Richard St. Barbe Baker?

” ‘ to develop a tree sense in every citizen, and to encourage all to plant, protect and love their native trees; for forestry is among the oldest and most honourable of the peaceful arts of men, and in its practice is unselfish and constructive service.’ ”

“We may climb mountains or wander through field and forest, intoxicated by loveliness through the changing hours and seasons recorded by the length of shadows cast by the trees-and as we watch the pink, opalescent fingers of the dawn reaching up from beneath the dark horizon, so we wait for the sunrise of our awakening to the realisation of our kinship with the earth and all living things.” ~Richard St. Barbe Baker

Bibliography:
Blood moon prophecy

Emspak, Jesse. Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: When, Where and How to See It on Jan. 31 Space.com January 26, 2018.

Mahmood, Zahid. Lunar Trifecta: Rare ‘super blue blood moon’ will light the sky next week. CNN. January 26, 2018

‘Super blue blood moon’: stargazers prepare for rare celestial event. The Guardian. January 28, 2018

Tambini, Joe. Super blue blood moon 2018: How rare is the January Blue Moon? Sunday Express. January 26, 2018

What is a Blood Moon? Time and Date.

“The cavity which suffering carves into our souls will one day also be the receptacle of joy.” Neil A Maxwell

For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park

For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

For more information:

Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area,  George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits

P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Addresses:
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map

Pinterest richardstbarbeb

Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park

Facebook: StBarbeBaker

Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

Facebook: South West OLRA

Twitter: StBarbeBaker

Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail)

Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year).  Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers  Please and thank you!  Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated.  Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date!

QR Code FOR PAYPAL DONATIONS to the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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Membership with donation : $50.00 CAD
Membership with donation : $100.00 CAD

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“St. Barbe’s unique capacity to pass on his enthusiasm to others. . . Many foresters all over the world found their vocations as a result of hearing ‘The Man of the Trees’ speak. I certainly did, but his impact has been much wider than that. Through his global lecture tours, St. Barbe has made millions of people aware of the importance of trees and forests to our planet.” Allan Grainger

“We forget that we owe our existence to the presence of Trees. As far as forest cover goes, we have never been in such a vulnerable position as we are today. The only answer is to plant more Trees – to Plant Trees for Our Lives.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker

“In the words of Henry van Dyke, America’s greatest tree poet,
‘He that planteth a tree is a servant of God;
He provideth a kindness for many generations
And faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.’ “

Richard St. Barbe Baker

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