In Honor of the Full Moon

Posted by Billyjam, November 21, 2010 04:00pm | Post a Comment
Ramones "Howling At The Moon"

In honor of the full moon today, Sunday, November 21st at 5:28pm, here are some moon themed songs, including the infectious Ramones single "Howling At The Moon" above. Hopefully these tracks can act as an accompanying soundtrack for the lunar phase that only happens when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, or more specifically, when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and the Moon differ by 180 degrees.

It is only during a full moon, which occurs approx every month, or 29.53 days, that the opposite hemisphere of the Moon, which is not visible from Earth, is completely unilluminated. Below are the songs "Moon Over Marin" by Jello Biafra and the Dead Kennedys, "Red Hot Moon" by Rancid, and "Bad Moon Rising" by John Fogerty's Creedence Clearwater Revival. Feel free to add your favorite "moon" themed song in the comments below. Also below is a guide to upcoming full moon dates and times for the next 13 months through the end of 2011.

Dead Kennedys "Moon Over Marin"

Upcoming Full Moon dates 2010 + 2011

Year    Month    Day    Time    Day of week
2010    Dec    21    08:15        Tue
2011    Jan    19    21:21          Fri
2011    Feb    18    8:36            Fri
2011    Mar    19    18:10          Sat
2011    Apr    18    02:44    Mon
2011    May    17    11:09    Tue
2011    Jun    15    20:14    Wed
2011    Jul    15    06:40    Fri
2011    Aug    13    18:57    Fri
2011    Sep    12    09:27    Sun
2011    Oct    12    02:06    Tue
2011    Nov    10    20:16    Wed
2011    Dec    10    14:36    Fri

Creedence Clearwater Revival "Bad Moon Rising"

Rancid "Red Hot Moon"

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