The Lunar Eclipse of Oct 8 2014

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Blood moon from the April 15, 2014 lunar eclipse

The second lunar eclipse of the year will light up the sky early Wednesday morning in North America,  It will be the most visible from the Pacific coast.  The Earth will be between the moon and the sun and a lunar eclipse will occur.  At the peak of the eclipse the moon will have a red hue.  It has been dubbed the blood moon due to the color it turns from the suns reflection.  It is part of the lunar tetrad of 2014 to 2015.  This is four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons).  The next two lunar eclipses will be  April 4 and September 28.  Otherwise this coming full moon is known as, the Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon.  This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes .. Farmer’s Almanac.  You will be able to view the lunar eclipse starting at 6:25 a.m. EDT and last until 7:24 a.m

 

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Lunar eclipse illustration of the phases you will be able to see.
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Fishing a full moon for some is a preference and others not.  The best way to fish a full moon is look for shadows and darker areas.  It is the same as fishing under lights at night, the bait fish will gather in the light and the predators (bass) will hide in the shadows waiting for an easy meal.  The full moon fishing at the beach is always fun because you can pretty much see everything and you have a shadow.  We will see how the fishing pans out the next few days during the cycle of this full moon.  Either way it will be some nice nights on the beach this week and the waters.  I know a couple of guys that are out in boats right now trying to get into some striped bass.  Fall is certainly here, the temperatures are a serious reminder that winter is almost here to stay.  One thing you may be able to see during the peak of the lunar eclipse is a bit of a blue coloring around the moon.

Fish On!!

Rich King

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