If you looked up during the past two nights, you might have noticed that the moon was bigger and brighter than usual. That's because this full moon was not just any old moon: we just witnessed a Hunter's Moon. This is one of the Native American full moon names that occur each month of the year, signalling a change in season.
These 12 full moons are named for the activity or people they target. Therefore, the Hunter's Moon occurs around this time that hunters should traditionally begin to hunt game in preparation for winter. Since farmers would have recently harvested their crops during the Harvest Moon that takes place in September, the clear fields and bright moon would serve for perfect hunting conditions.
Today, most people don't depend on the moon's stages to survive, but we can appreciate it's signaling of a change in the season, and if you're into it, the astrological meaning of the skies. Or you can just appreciate the beauty of the moon. If you didn't get a chance to see this years Hunter's Moon, check out these otherworldly photos that were taken from all over the world.
Winter is just around the corner, and you know what that means, IT'S SWEATER WEATHER! And we aren't the only ones that are going to live it up in layers this year! Tortoises are going all out and have made it known that just because they have a shell, doesn't mean they don't like fashion!
Hooray! North Americans get ready for warmer weather. Tradition holds that today is the day a groundhog comes out of his hole. If he sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter but if he comes out and doesn't see his shadow, like today, then an early spring is just around the corner.
Need. Not want, NEED.
A sleeping bag that resembles a ferociously comfortable-looking bear is making the Internet rounds today because we are all cold and need to experience the sweet warmth of a bear's insides.
The sleeping bag in question was created by Japanese artist Eiko Ishizawa and is called the "Great Sleeping Bear."
If you want to own this fabulous frock, it is going to cost you.
The things are going for $2,350. But, clearly it is totally worth it.
Get yours here.
A woman in the UK doesn't give cluck what you think about her obsession with knitting sweaters for her chickens.
She's just happy to help them stay warm this winter.
Nicola Congdon and her mother Ann have been rehoming Battery hens for years now. Battery hens, which spend most of their lives in cages to lay eggs, have trouble acclimating to cold weather once rescued.
So these two animal lovers just knit them tiny, adorable sweaters.
They don't charge anyone who might need a chicken sweater, but they ask that a donation be made to a children's charity in Africa.
Some people as far as Canada have inquired about the sweaters.
Lookin' good, chickens. Lookin' good.
“This could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of this city,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasioat a press conference on Sunday about Winter Storm Juno, or what is now being collectively referred to online as “Snowmageddon 2015.”
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have all declared state of emergencies as more than 2 feet of snow is expected to dump in the area.
While you hunker down and get started on that first loaf, check out some of the best reactions to the storm so far on Twitter.
Fifty-year-old Tor Eckhoff lives in Norway and works in a paint factory.
In his spare time he does a lot of really weird/cool stuff, and he shares it with the rest of the world through his YouTube channel.
Here's his latest video showing you how Christmas is done in his neck of the woods.