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We are a Boundary Waters canoe trip outfitter, Quetico outfitter, and guide service in Ely, Minnesota. This Boundary Waters blog shares photos, stories, humor, skills, and naturalist insights from guiding in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Most entries are from our founder and head guide, Jason Zabokrtsky. He is the Boundary Waters Blogger.

Monday, February 20, 2012

When to See Full Moons and New Moons in the Boundary Waters in 2012

With some advanced planning, you can be sleeping in the Boundary Waters under your choice of a full moon or a new moon.  

A full moon provides perfect light for night paddling and other nighttime activities.  The moon rays cast shadows across the rocks, and the beams shimmer off the lakes.  Such a setting may inspire you to howl at the moon, and listen for what howls back. 

Plan a trip around a new moon to see a purely starlit sky with views of bright constellations and the spectacular Milky Way!

Full – May 5
New – May 20

Full – June 4
New – June 19

Full – July 3
New – July 18

Full – Aug. 1 and 31
New – Aug 17

Full – Sept. 29
New – Sept. 15

Full – Oct 29
New – Oct 15

At Ely Outfitting Company and Boundary Waters Guide Service, our goal is to provide you the best information and outfitting for a successful Boundary Waters canoe trip.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Dang nabbit, we are going to miss the full moon. Guess we will have to schedule another trip when our whole family can experience the beauty of the night light :)