Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Moonwatch Birding Tonight!

John Idzikowski of Milwaukee posted this note to the Wisconsin Birding Network:
"We have a perfect setup for tonight and tomorrow night for observing migrant transit of the moon's face. A major cold front and a well positioned full moon will make this an opportunity that does not occur every year. Exodus (take-off of migrants) will be around 8:15 pm against the full moon in the southeast sky. I would watch from 8:15 until 10:30 when one can expect the most sightings when birds will still be relatively low."
Provided the skies are clear tonight, I'm planning on bringing my Celestron 8" SCT which has a clock-drive to follow the moon.

Full Moon © 2010 Mike McDowell


  1. Sounds like a great night Mike!

  2. Jen,

    The weather is not cooperating at present. :(


  3. Mike-

    I watched from 9:30 to 10:15 and had 17 birds and one bat fly accross the moon. Pretty cool!