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Does a FULL MOON Make You Sleep Less?
This weekend brings the Full ‘Buck Moon’ as bucks begin to grow velvety antlers. It’s also known as the ‘Thunder Moon’ due to summer’s thunderstorms. Usually, on weekends, we tend to stay up a little later. But will you stay up later than no...
Total Eclipse of a Supermoon in Iowa
On the early morning of Wednesday, May 26, the Full Supermoon will sweep through the Earth’s shadow. The moon's total eclipse will last only 15 minutes, but the partial eclipse will last for around 90 minutes. This month’s full moon is 2021’s closest --- the biggest and brightest -- full moon of the year. The last total ecl...
See the Pink Supermoon!
On average, the distance the moon is from Earth is about 238,000 miles. Most of the science world defines a supermoon when the moon is less than about 225,000 miles from Earth, according to earthsky.org, and we’re about to be treated to three consecutive Full Supermoons...
Digitally Rendered Vintage Maps of Iowa
4DMAPART, based out of New York City, has some beautifully designed maps of the world. The maps feature elevation, river beds, national parks, and even the moon and Mars! Locally, 4DMAPART has 10 uniquely tinted maps of Iowa ---- with over 1,000 maps in total...
A Rare BLUE MOON on Halloween!
On Halloween night we will be treated with a blue moon! Two full moons in calendar month happens only once every 2½ - 3 years on average, according to NASA's National Space Science Data Center. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar aren't perfectly in line with each other, about every 2...

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