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October's Full Moon - The Full Hunter's Moon

October’s Full Moon | The Full Hunter’s Moon

October’s Full Moon | The Full Hunter’s Moon The month of October’s Full Moon is called the Full Hunter’s Moon.  It is called the “Hunter’s Moon” (or sometimes the “Blood Moon” or the “Sanguine Moon”).  It is the first Full Moon after the Harvest Moon (the Full Moon nearest the Autumnal equinox) and it gets its name from hunters […]

Amusement Park Physics

Amusement Park Physics | What are the forces behind the fun?

Amusement Park Physics | What are the forces behind the fun? Have you ever wondered how amusement park rides are designed? We all love the thrill of a roller coaster, the smash-and-crash of the bumper cars, the weightlessness of free fall and pendulum rides, and the loping gallop of the carousel.  But did you know […]

September's Full Moon - The Full Harvest Moon - Crops

September’s Full Moon | The Full Harvest Moon

September’s Full Moon | The Full Harvest Moon The month of September’s Full Moon is called the Full Harvest Moon.  The Harvest Moon gets its name from farmers who relied on the moon and its celestial schedule to harvest their crops.  Since most crops ripen in late summer and early autumn, farmers would have to harvest during this time […]