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  • Saturday, August 09, 2014

    Preview

    THE COMING SUPER MOON
    Where Will You Be ??
    where will the fish be ??
    Near Full: August 9, 2014 - 21:08:19 - West Yellowstone
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    .. Depending upon where you are tomorrow night and the way that you set your clock, and depending on the cloud cover and local horizon, the moon should rise around seven or eight of the clock.
    .. Here in West Yellowstone it's liable to be cloudy at the time of moon rise which is 8:23 PM, (7:23 PM for Luddites.) so we grabbed a quick snap of tonight's view.
    .. Of all the super moons this year the one tomorrow night is rare in that it will be overhead coincident with it's absolute perigee.
    TROUT MUNCHIES
    .. It will look biggest when near the horizon and probably should best be photographed with a few trees or a building or two for accent. The twilight of dusk should provide some exceptional views for those shutter bugs who occasionally fly fish and take hero shots.
    .. Native Americans of the upper Midwest and Northeast called this moon the "Sturgeon Moon." A good sign for catching that great fish. Closer to home the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota named this the "Moon When All Things Ripen."
    .. The neighbors that fish at night call it all manner of names depending on whether it helps or hurts the catching. Right now it is the blessed hopper moon or the great big beetle moon or the 'gonna' get 'em with a mouse moon.
    .. Fishing in Yellowstone National Park is forbidden after sundown, (we certainly do miss the 10:00 PM closure.) There are nearby, happily, bits and pieces of good water that are in the State of Montana - with no closures for light or dark.
    -- That's where we'll be tomorrow night.
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    WALLPAPER: MOUSE FLY WITH RUSTY HOOK (OOPS)