The Lavender Moon

Each year after a certain point in the Summer, a New Moon will occur that first becomes visible to us below the Celestial Equator. To be clear, the Moon moves below the Celestial Equator every month, but once each year, it will happen for the first time that its first visibility is below the Celestial Equator. This is the season of the Lavender Moon, and in 2020 it followed the August 18 New Moon.

I had the opportunity to share my research about this Moon with the folks at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, and you may tune into the recording of that presentation at this link.

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We are the stars that shine!