Spring Forward into the Full Moon Weekend of March 2017

I couldn’t get a proper transfusion at the hospital emergency room, so I had to go to Dollar General Store to get it…

…I didn’t want to wait until the next full moon for the fang method.

March – Worm Moon

“The last Full Moon of the winter season in March, is also known as the Lenten Moon, the Crow Moon to signify the crows that appear at the end of winter, and Sap Moon to mark the time for harvesting maple syrup from maple tree saps. It is also known as the Worm Moon because of the earthworms that come out at the end of winter and herald the coming of spring.” – Time and Date.

The moon will be full at 9:53am CT Sunday 12 March 2017. However, moonset is 7:52am CT that morning where I am. The previous night, Saturday March 11, moonrise is 7:53pm CT – “Moon does not pass the meridian on this day” but it does go through a time travel maneuver! “Spring forward” one hour at 2:00am CT Sunday March 12 for the return of Daylight Saving Time. Moonrise on March 12 is 7:53pm CT. Sunset on March 11 is 6:34pm CT. Sunrise on March 12 is 7:44am CT. Sunset March 12 is an hour and one minute later than March 11 at 7:35pm.

At present, the weather forecast for this Friday is: “Mostly sunny. High around 60F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.” Tonight: “Cloudy skies this evening followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Low 44F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.” Tomorrow: “Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, overcast during the afternoon with occasional rain likely. High 59F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.” Saturday night: “Showers in the evening, then cloudy overnight. Low 32F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%” Sunday: “Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 56F. ENE winds shifting to S at 10 to 20 mph.”

…So clouds will likely block my view of the full moon this month.

Any good entertainment on TV this weekend? Saturday morning, an excellent movie I’ve seen before…

The Great Train Robbery

  • 9:53 AM on MPLEX 194, 1 hr 53 min 1979
  • Three criminals attempt to steal an army shipment of gold bars from a moving locomotive in 19th-century England.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Saturday without a great western movie to watch…

Mackenna’s Gold

  • 2:00 PM on THIS 220, 2 hr 30 min 1969 TV-PG
  • Violence explodes in this adventure set in the Southwest of 1874. Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv. Sanchez: Keenan Wynn. Hesh-de: Julie Newmar. Hachita: Ted Cassidy. Prairie Dog: Eduardo Ciannelli. Cameos by Edward G. Robinson, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey, Eli Wallach, Burgess Meredith and Anthony Quayle. Good cast.

…I saw it at a drive-inn movie theater summer of 1970 when I was age 14…

Another excellent movie follows that one Saturday afternoon…

Seraphim Falls

  • 4:30 PM on THIS 220, 2 hr 30 min 2006 TV-PG
  • After the Civil War, a man (Pierce Brosnan) is relentlessly pursued by a former Confederate colonel (Liam Neeson) in this gritty revenge Western. Michael Wincott, Ed Lauter, John Robinson, Robert Baker. Directed by David Von Ancken.

Then Saturday night into the full moon…

Dracula Untold

  • 7:00 PM on FXX 262, 2 hr 2014 TV-14
  • The mythical story of Vlad the Impaler’s transformation into Dracula is revealed. As the Turkish invade Romania, Vlad decides to sell his soul and become a creature of the night in order to protect his homeland.

The amazing true history story about the real Vlad the Impaler – a Christian hero, who did battle with an earlier version of ISIS about 569 years ago, is as follows…

Then Sunday morning March 12 brings a different kind of vampires movie…

From Dusk Till Dawn

  • 9:30 AM on Syfy 49, 2 hr 30 min 1996 TV-14
  • Criminal brothers kidnap a family in order to cross the border into Mexico where they are to meet a connection at a rowdy bar that turns out to be populated by vampires when the sun goes down.

Of course, Sunday night brings a new episode of my favorite TV series, The Walking Dead…

The Walking Dead

  • Bury Me Here 8:00 PM on AMC 33, 1 hr 7 min 2017 TV-MA
  • Keeping with the routine supply drop-off, a group of Kingdommers deliver goods to the Saviors, but things don’t go as planned.

Reported by Jim Lantern

Friday afternoon, 10 March 2017

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