Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tonight's full moon over Charleston (better photo below)

Tonight's full moon over Charleston reflected in creek at James Island. I stppped at little park back behind Shell St. on Folly Rd. on the way back from sunset at Folly.

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Last night – April 11, 2017 – the full-looking moon follows Jupiter across the sky all night long. Jupiter is just past its April 7 opposition, and it’s now shining at its brightest and best. The moon turns full on April 11 at 6:08 UTC. Translating UTC to our North American time zones, the instant of full moon falls on April 11 at 3:08 a.m. ADT, 2:08 a.m. EDT, 1:08 a.m. CDT, 12:08 a.m. MDT – and on April 10, at 11:08 p.m. PDT and 10:08 a.m. AKDT. So by the time most of you read this post, the full moon instant will already have passed.

But no matter! The moon will look plenty full to the eye tonight from anywhere worldwide, as it follows the dazzling planet Jupiter and the star Spica across the nighttime sky from early evening until dawn.

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