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The Green Corn Morn above a field at moonrise

Foray Fit: By the Light of the Green Corn Moon

Stellar Sightings

The natural world provides abundant opportunities for awe. Not least of which is an evening stroll to appreciate the summer night sky!

Stay tuned on Foray Fit throughout August as we bring you weekly highlights that will help you view and identify what's happening in the celestial sphere.

The Green Corn Moon

While Doris Day may have dreamed of a more standard "Silvery Moon," this month your evening or morning walk will be illuminated by the cycle of the Green Corn Moon.

The Green Corn Moon derives its name from Algonquin, one of the widest-spread native languages in North America. The appearance of this moon when full in August has long signaled to the indigenous peoples of New England and much of Canada that the corn crop is ready to harvest.

This week, the Green Corn Moon will wax (grow) until it reaches its peak fullness early Sunday morning (August 22), and then will wane (recede) until the new moon begins (September 6).

Take an early morning or evening walk to spot the Green Corn Moon in its full glory–and follow the lead of the Algonquin and consider a daytime stroll to pick up some delicious August corn!

Banner Image: Full Moon Over Corn Fields (stock photo 1210083181)

Make a Star Date

The University of Texas McDonald Observatory is one of the premier astronomical observation and research facilities in North America—and is one of the most accessible! From its remote West Texas location in one of the darkest areas on Earth, the observatory offers regular evening viewings and "star parties," which are easily navigated on paved, level paths. And if you can't make it to Texas, be sure to check out their live stream and the fantastic content of their syndicated radio program, Star Date.

Stride and See

The Correlation Between Vision and Walking

In our August newsletter, Dr. Kavanagh ponders two important questions: Does walking regularly improve our vision? Does corrected vision improve our walking?

We think you'll be encouraged by the answers!
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