EarthSky 22: Upcoming Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon is closest full moon to September equinox. Plus the best in science news and great new music from Austin, Texas!

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Emily Howard, Jorge Salazar

Photo credit: Loco Steve

Science news of the week:

The first evidence of a planet’s destruction by its aging star has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.

Filmmaker Chris Tangey captured video of a fire tornado in Australia

August 2012 was the fourth warmest August ever recorded since record keeping began in 1880

According to NASA, summer of 2012 has been “the most severe wildfire season Russia has faced in a decade.”

Song of the week:

Ume’s “Run Wild” off their album, Phantoms, check out their kickstarter here.

This week’s featured stories:

Harvest Moon and the Equinox Jorge speaks with Deborah Byrd about the equinox and the upcoming Harvest Moon.

Biomimicry Jorge Salazar speaks with biomimicry expert Janine Benyus about innovations inspired by nature.

Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!

This week’s musical contributors:


Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

The Sour Notes

One Hundred Flowers

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