Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sky Watch at the Top of the World

 Yesterday as sunset approached we met up with Joanie and Marty at "The Top of the World" at Rolliworld.  Mart had cooked up a great batch of almond and spiced chicken.  While Susie baked up some Almond cupcakes with strawberry, peach filling with white chocolate icing.  In honor of the strawberry moon.

The planet Venus made a slow transit across the face of the sun, the last such passing that will be visible from Earth for 105 years.

Mart made a pinhole paddle and I dug up this old pair of  suntanning goggles from back in the 70's.

Transits of Venus happen in pairs, eight years apart, with more than a century between cycles. During Tuesday's pass, Venus took the form of a small black dot slowly shifting across the northern hemisphere of the sun

 Full Strawberry Moon – June This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon.

 Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!

Later after the sun set we all placed our bets on which spot on the horizon the Strawberry moon would rise.

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