Under The Harvest Moon At Alpine Village

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We Were Definitely Under The Harvest Moon On 10/18/2011

Did You Know? - The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. The Harvest Moon is often mistaken for the modern day Hunter's moon.

All full moons rise around the time of sunset. In general the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. As it moves in orbit around Earth, the Harvest Moon and Hunter's Moon are special because, around the time of these full moons, the time difference between moonrise on successive evenings is shorter than usual. This means that the moon rises approximately 30 minutes later from one night to the next, as seen from about 40 degrees N. or S. latitude. Thus, there is no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise around the time following these full moons. In times past this feature of these autumn moons was said to help farmers working to bring in their crops, or in the case of the Hunter's Moon, hunters tracking their prey. They could continue being productive by moonlight even after the sun had set. Hence the name Harvest Moon.

The reason for the shorter-than-usual rising time between successive moonrises around the time of the Harvest- and Hunter's-Moon is that the ecliptic—the plane of Earth's orbit around the sun—makes a narrow angle with respect to the horizon in the evening in autumn.

The Harvest Moon is also known as the Wine Moon, the Singing Moon, "Blue Corn Moon", and the Elk Call Moon.

Under the Harvest Moon at Alpine Village 10/18/2011
She is playing with fire.... again!


A real Harvest Moon

Under the Harvest Moon at Alpine Village 10/18/2011
Herb is considering Mooning the dancers.... Fortunately we were saved from that "situation" when his zipper got stuck


Herb finally just told us about his favorite river....

Did You Know? - Mooning is the act of displaying one's bare buttocks by removing clothing, e.g., by lowering the backside of one's trousers and underpants, usually bending over, whether also exposing the genitals or not. Mooning is used mostly in the English-speaking world to express protest, scorn, disrespect, or provocation but can also simply be done for shock value or fun.

Moon has been a common shape-metaphor for the buttocks in English since 1743, and the verb to moon has meant 'to expose to (moon)light' since 1601.[citation needed] As documented by McLaren, "'mooning', or exposing one's ass to shame an enemy [...] had a long pedigree in peasant culture" throughout the Middle Ages, and in many nations. Formerly, "mooning" was slang for "wandering idly" and "romantically pining."

Under the Harvest Moon at Alpine Village 10/18/2011
The neighboring table was magnificent... As usual

Under the Harvest Moon at Alpine Village 10/18/2011
The candles light up our efforts

Under the Harvest Moon at Alpine Village 10/18/2011
Time for a say-ance.... Irene is going to levitate the glass and straw to her mouth

Under the Harvest Moon at Alpine Village 10/18/2011
Irene has an idea

Under the Harvest Moon at Alpine Village 10/18/2011
We have three moons

Under the Harvest Moon at Alpine Village 10/18/2011
"OMG... It worked... The glass did levitate!"

Under the Harvest Moon at Alpine Village 10/18/2011
The evening flame is soon to be out and we are gone until next Monday