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Orange-red moon rises over Palouse
August 8, 2017

Harvest Full Fire Smoke MoonPULLMAN, Wash. – It’s harvest season in the Palouse, and a combination of dust from the fields and smoke from the region’s forest fires created a spectacular evening sky Monday night, as captured by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services.

Rare moon to light up skies on Christmas
December 21, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Christmas-moon-detailPULLMAN, WASH. – A brilliant moon should be all that Rudolf needs to guide Santa’s sleigh over the Pacific Northwest this Christmas. For the first time in almost four decades, a full moon will hang high in the sky, making the landscape glow – especially where there is snow.

A blood moon rising, Sept. 27
September 22, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

moon-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Skygazers in the western United States will get a special autumn treat when the full moon rises Sunday, Sept. 27. For the first time in 33 years, a “supermoon” combined with a lunar eclipse will grace the early evening sky, making the moon glow red and appear slightly bigger.