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Refuge Notebook: Local seashells provide more than just a home for hermit crabs

After beachcombing at low tide, perchance coinciding with a full or new moon to maximize your success, be it at Captain Cook State Park or Homer's Bishop's Beach, you're likely to end up with a small...

...depending where you are. That combination hasn't been seen since 1982 and won't happen again until 2033. When a full or new moon makes its closest approach to Earth, that's a supermoon. Although still about 220,000 miles away, this full moon...
Raven Plaza, traditional healing dedicated at Dena'ina Wellness Center

...Ross said that the lowest time in Dena'ina history - 1959, the year of Alaskan statehood - occurs in the dark of the new moon. Ross ended his explanation at the year 2025, in which his design shows the tide returning. For the Dena'ina Wellness...

...Ramadan on the Gregorian calendar varies each year. Once the new crescent moon has been sighted, observance begins. The new moon at the end of the month signals Eid al-Fitr, a three-day festival marking the end of fasting. Associated Press
Vampire saga getting better

...end in 2012. This week, "Eclipse," the third film in the series, came out and nearly tripped over the previous, "New Moon," on its way to the video shelves. Don't we normally get a year or two break between sequels? Well, I guess it'll...
'Best meteor shower of 2007' hitting its peak

...competing with a lit-up moon," Spencer said. The last time the Geminid meteor shower occurred during, or near, a new moon phase was in 1996, and Spencer said roughly 110 meteors an hour could be observed, "but around 80 an hour is more usual...
Wild about Harry: Fans of the wizard flock to movie opening

...wizard. "Deathly Hallows" was No. 5 on the box-office charts for biggest opening day, behind "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" at $72.7 million, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" at $68.5 million, "The Dark Knight" at $67.2 million...
Potter and friends are back: Latest wizarding film rushes to squeeze everything in

...youth have been scrambling to see who would take up the mantle, and studios are keeping a close eye. The trailer for "New Moon," the sequel to "Twilight" plays before "Prince" and it would seem that everyone is banking on Stephanie Meyer's...
2009 on the silver screen: the best and the worst

...simultaneously too young and too old for this movie. "New Moon: The Twilight Saga" Saga? Really? The doe-eyed vampire...treated to more than just hunky Edward's glittery abs. "New Moon" reveals that the previously scrawny Jacob has gone all...
Kasilof Community News

...Seldovia (Kasilof sourdoughs tend to read Seldovia tables). A series of high water events happen with the full and new moons and are called spring tides. Larger than average spring tides occur during the moon's perigee and are referred to as...


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