Full Moon and an Open Field

A lunar eclipse was visible over Gardiner's Bay and the Bell Estate in Amagansett on Wednesday morning. David E. Rattray

The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will take to the open fields of Bridgehampton this evening at 6:30 for a leisurely hike under the full moon, the second of the month, known as a blue moon.

Rarely does a full moon appear twice in a single month; there will be two this year, with another occurring on March 31. Oddly enough, February will have no full moon at all.

Skywatchers on the East End this morning were treated to a lunar eclipse, with significant darkening of the upper left quadrant of the moon as it neared the horizon just before dawn.

Those interested in joining the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt this evening have been asked to meet in the South Fork Natural History Museum parking lot at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. There will be refreshments available at the museum at the conclusion of the walk.