Our Friendship Pick!
This is the friendship PiCk! We have chose some pictures and there is a saying for friendship that we will give you so you can tell it to your friend and then they will tell their friends and then it keeps going on and on! So have fun with this pick!
The FULL Moon of 2009
Hey everybody! The FULL Moon of 2009 is supposed to be the biggest, the brightest and the coolest moon of 2009! So on January 10th 2009 (Saturday) go out and take a look! Have fun! Take pictures and send them to us! And we will put them on our website! WE NEED PHOTOS!
If skies are clear Saturday, go out at sunset and look for the giant moon rising in the east. It will be the biggest and brightest one of 2009, sure to wow even seasoned observers. Earth, the moon and the sun are all bound together by gravity, which keeps us going around the sun and keeps the moon going around us as it goes through phases. The moon makes a trip around Earth every 29.5 days.
But the orbit is not a perfect circle. One portion is about 31,000 miles (50,000 km) closer to our planet than the farthest part, so the moon's apparent size in the sky changes. Saturday night (Jan. 10) the moon will be at perigee, the closest point to us on this orbit.
Tides will be higher, too. Earth's oceans are pulled by the gravity of the moon and the sun. So when the moon is closer, tides are pulled higher. Scientists call these perigean tides, because they occur when the moon is at or near perigee. (The farthest point on the lunar orbit is called apogee.)
This month's full moon is known as the Wolf Moon from Native American folklore. The full moon's of each month are named. January's is also known as the Old Moon and the Snow Moon.
A full moon rises right around sunset, no matter where you are. That's because of the celestial mechanics that produce a full moon: The moon and the sun are on opposite sides of the Earth, so that sunlight hits the full face of the moon and bounces back to our eyes.
At moonrise, the moon will appear even larger than it will later in the night when it's higher in the sky. This is an illusion that scientists can't fully explain. Some think it has to do with our perception of things on the horizon vs. stuff overhead.
Try this trick, though: Using a pencil eraser or similar object held at arm's length, gauge the size of the moon when it's near the horizon and again later when it's higher up and seems smaller. You'll see that when compared to a fixed object, the moon will be the same size in both cases.
If you have other plans for Saturday night, take heart: You can see all this on each night surrounding the full moon, too, because the moon will be nearly full, rising earlier Friday night and later Sunday night.
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A departing fact: The moon is moving away as you read this, by about 1.6 inches (4 centimeters) a year. Eventually this drift will force the moon to take 47 days to circle our world.
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Our LOVE Pick
Hey everybody! This is the.... Our LOVE Pick! This is going to have a few pictures that have been chosen to be in our pick! So keep on check'n us out!
Hey everybody! My name is Blackie! I am a Black Bear that is helping animals like me! We are helping stray dogs, cats, and other animals and pets get their owner back or get a home! Also we are helping people who have a lost pet! Please help us find these animals! If there is a lost sign then please help them. Go to the police station and then you can look at the wall for lost pets! Please help us! THANK-YOU FOR THE HELP!
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You can send us your pictures of your pets and we will put them on here! You can give us a picture of the poster you made for people so they can call yo if they see it, we will put that on too. We can help you find your pet!
Make a Choice
Note:The Poll is talking about one of the animals on the side. Look at the first title which says Make A Choice!