Friday June 9th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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185 Responses to Friday June 9th – Open Thread

  1. Ddanna says:



  2. Janie M. says:

    I broke down and signed up for another site, Here is an article I received today:

    Full Strawberry ‘Minimoon’ Shines with Saturn Tonight! What to Expect
    By Joe Rao, Skywatching Columnist | June 9, 2017 06:35am ET

    This evening brings us the June full moon. And because strawberries are the first fruit after rhubarb to ripen in late spring and early summer — and the peak season (some might call it the “more natural” season) for picking strawberries is June — the traditional moniker for the June moon is Strawberry Moon.

    There is another name that we could assign to tonight’s full moon: “minimoon.” That’s because this month’s full moon will be the smallest in 2017. We’re all, of course, familiar with the branding of supermoon, when the full moon coincides (or very nearly so) with perigee — that point in the moon’s orbit when it is closest to Earth. On such occasions, the moon appears somewhat larger than normal because of its closeness to Earth.

    Well, tonight’s (June 9) moon is the opposite of that circumstance; a full moon that nearly coincides with apogee, the moon’s farthest point from Earth.[The Moon: 10 Surprising Lunar Facts]

    Even if you don’t immediately notice the moon being unusually small on Friday, one thing you will immediately notice is the bright planet nearby: the “ringed wonder” of the solar system, Saturn.

    Weather permitting, you should be able to readily see Saturn glowing sedately like a very bright yellow-white “star” to the moon’s lower right. Right now, Saturn shines at magnitude 0.0, making it a tad brighter than bluish-white Vega and a trifle dimmer compared with orange Arcturus.


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