Rick will be talking to Jessica Farmwald from 5280 Magazine about her new article, The New Golden Years. We'll talk about Arthritis in our Health segment. James Jeffrey from the Denver Public Library has information about Family History and the Boom Box: Dan will be covering 70s Pop Songs. Dont' miss Boomtown every Saturday at it's new time 11am!
Astronomical events of interest for September 2014
Here is a quick look at what’s happening astronomically in September 2014. Mark your calendars.
The month of September is derived from Latin meaning “seven”. It was the seven month of the Roman calendar until 46 BC when the beginning of the year was changed to from March to January.
The traditional full moon name for September is the “Harvest Moon”. The Harvest Moon is somewhat unique in that the name is assigned to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox. That means it can also be the name of the full moon in October. The Harvest Moon name is obviously a reference to farmers working late into the night harvesting crops by the light of the full moon. The Moon also rises at a shallow angle giving the Moon more time above the horizon shorter times between moonrises and sunsets.
This full moon is also a Super Moon which is nothing more than the Moon being closest to Earth when is at the full moon phase. Tides are typically are higher than average, the moon is a little bigger, and brighter than average, but no so much that we would really notice.
Other names include the “Fruit Moon”, “Dying Grass Moon”, "Wine Moon", "The Singing Moon", "Blue Corn Moon", "The Elk Call Moon", and “Barley Moon”. The Lakota Sioux called it the “Moon where Calves Grow Hair” or “Moon when Plumes are Scarlet”. The Taos call it “The Yellow Leaf Moon” and the Oto call it “Spider Web on the Ground at Dawn Moon”.
Full Moon: September 8 third and last full Super Moon this year
Last Quarter Moon: September 15
Farthest from Earth: September 20 (252,180 miles)
New Moon: September 24
Early Evening: Mars and Saturn low in south western horizon (after sunset)
Pre-dawn: Jupiter and Venus in eastern horizon (sunrise glare starts to interfere at mid-month)
Mercury is lost in solar glare Sun:
September 1: Sunrise 6:27am MDT, Sunset 7:32pm MDT
September 17: Sun enters the astronomical constellation Virgo.
September 22: Sun enters the astrological sign Libra.
September 30: Sunrise 6:54am MDT, Sunset 6:45pm MDT
The Star Spangled Radio Hour
KEZW and our friends at the Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Colorado present the Star Spanged Radio Hour, Saturday night at 6pm. Rick and Dennis Spragg introduce live big band radio broadcasts from the 30s and 40s that haven't been heard since they originally aired. It's our time capsule from the big band era and you can only hear it on AM 1430! Miss a show? Click here.
Rick will ride the rails once again taking the Georgetown Loop Railroad to Ales on Rails. Join him on September 27th at 6:30pm for great food and drink featuring beers from our own Colorado Craft Brewers. Get all the details on our events page.
Rick's Thought for the Day
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page"
"It is not down in any map; true places never are"