Don & Neil Young Ponder Yonder Harvest Moon

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Posted September 23, 2010 by Jeff Prince in Blotch

Local glass maker and environmentalist Don Young sent this gorgeous photo, described as a “happy harvest moon and autumnal equinox.” It was taken at Tandy Hills Park just east of downtown.

PHOTO BY DON YOUNG

PHOTO BY DON YOUNG

Unfortunately, he didn’t mention what the hell an equinox is, or a harvest moon for that matter.

I called noted scientist and researcher Dr. Wick E. Pedia, and he told me that an “equinox occurs twice a year when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor toward the sun… ,” and blah blah blah … dude never shuts up.

So then I called Neil Young (no relation to Don) to find out about harvest moons.

Here’s what he said:


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    Don Young

    Gee Jeff, thanks for another of your infamous left-handed compliments. You just had to scroll down an inch or two of my email to read this:

    EarthSky.org:

    http://earthsky.org/

    Equinox explained:

    http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/september-equinox.html

    Why 2010 Equinox is different:

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/100922-autumnal-equinox-first-day-of-fall-2010-harvest-moon-nation-science/





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