Thank goodness it’s not the last Moon – full or otherwise – of 2020. It is, however, the last time this year that the Moon will come so close to the Earth when it’s full and, naturally, I had to take some photos.
My intention was to step outside with my camera last night, but that didn’t happen as I had a headache and went to bed early.
In July last year, I said: I’ll do (almost) anything to take a photo of the Moon. But even then, when blogging about the Moon was my sole focus for the entire month, I neither thought, nor imagined, a headache would have me off the bed with a camera in hand at 1:30 am.
I guess though if a headache is the reason you must get out of bed at an ungodly hour, gazing at a beautiful, bright, full Moon does make up for an inability to sleep.
I squared off my photo for Becky and even though her April Squares photo challenge is over, nothing tops looking up and seeing the Moon.
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As an ode to spring in the northern hemisphere, May’s full Moon is referred to as the Flower Moon.
This year, it is also the third supermoon we’ve had since the first one back in March and, although April’s Pink Moon was closer, and (some say) appeared slightly larger, May’s Flower Moon looks no less gorgeous.
According to EarthSky.org, the next super full Moon will be on April 27, 2021, and is (again) the first in a series of three. However, later this year, we will have three super new Moons – September 17, October 16, November 15.
I’ve never really thought about the Moon being super when it’s new before so I’ve marked these dates on my calendar to ensure I remember to ‘look up’ during those days.
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I’m not sorry I got off the bed when I did. Yes, it was early, insanely so, but the clouds have rolled in as predicted and now it’s raining. It makes me think I was meant to get out of bed and take some photos while I could do so and at least (at the moment) I can ‘snooze’ later when I’m feeling tired – as I’ve no doubt I will – feel tired and have a snooze.
Did you see the Full Flower Moon? What did you think?
The Moon will still look just a fabulous tonight and tomorrow morning, so if you missed it, you still have time to catch a glimpse – clouds notwithstanding of course.