What will rise as the last “supermoon” of the year, the Flower Moon will grace us with its presence tonight. The Full Moon of May is known as Flower Moon to signify the flowers that bloom during this month.

So, let’s HOWL!

This Pandemic is exhausting everyone mentally and physically. It’s taking a toll on us as human beings and there is the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness and confusion that is hard to contain. I couldn’t imagine being a frontline worker during all of this. The frontline workers of COVID-19 are living through a certain type of hell that I don’t think many people understand and while I may not understand it either, that doesn’t mean I can’t support them somehow.

Something we do understand is the fact that a tradition has started amidst this Pandemic and that’s the fact that unity and support exists amongst our neighbors. Which is shockingly reassuring.

It’s easy to think that you’re alone during this and there isn’t much support around because of all the chaos – but when you step outside at 8:00 pm and hear your neighbors howl and hear the neighbors of your neighbors howling and hear the general roar that inevitably overtakes the twilight sky right about at 8:01 pm, you seem to gain some sense of security.

Not only does hearing the howls make you feel slightly better, letting out a big, grand, exuberant AWWOOOOOOOOO makes you end with a smile and then quickly repeat the process.

On top of that, by howling, you are showing your support of our frontline workers which we could all do a little bit more of. Taking 3-4 minutes of your time at 8:00 pm to experience and participate in the great howl – is an experience you will not regret.

While every nights howls are great, tonights could be amazing. Since there is a supermoon, we should super howl. It will be good for us. So let’s do it!

Will You be able to see it tonight?

IR Satellite produced by the HRRR Model

Cities that should have clear skies:
Los Angeles
Phoenix
Dallas
Oklahoma City
Kansas City
Little Rock
Jacksonville
Tampa
Miami
Memphis
Portland, ME
Sioux Falls

Cities that may have cloud cover:
New York City
Washington D.C
Asheville
Atlanta
Birmingham
Detroit
Minneapolis
Denver
Houston
Chicago
Jackson, MS
Buffalo, NY

You may not be able to see the supermoon tonight but that doesn’t mean it won’t be there. Even if you can’t see the Flower Moon in all of its beauty, you can still howl as if you know. And if you don’t live in an area that does a nightly howl, I think you should start it.

What’s a Supermoon?

Super Moons are defined by the moon reaching its Perigee (its closest location to Earth in a given month) and coinciding with the moon either being a full moon or a new moon. Since we can’t really see new moons, the full moon is the one that gets all of the attention.

When you think of a super moon, you think of those amazing pictures of this lunar mass rising over cities like New York but the moon isn’t really that much larger. In fact, it’s only 13% and that’s because it’s making its closest approach to Earth. With that said, the brightness is definitely noticeable since it appears about 30% brighter than a normal moon.

3 Supermoons In 2020.
March 9
April 7
May 5

Enjoy the supermoon and the super howl. I’ll be out there with you tonight.

Let’s Howl Like Hell. #HowlLikeHell

~Rain or Shine
I’m Andy Stein

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