Another Blue Moon

I think my efforts with my camera last night, while rather unsteady, actually turned out to be not so bad.

Blue Moon, 6:38 pm, March 31, 2018

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The Super Blue (No So Blood) Moon

It was rather sad last night to be in the prime position to view the total lunar eclipse and to have Mother Nature (once again) have other ideas. ¬†As the time for the eclipse drew closer, so did the storm clouds, with the heavens opening up at the precise time the Moon would have entered the Earth’s shadow.

Luckily though, we had taken a drive down to the beach earlier to watch the Moon rising before those pesky clouds arrived.
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January Has It All

I missed the supermoon back in December due to cloud cover and was disappointed that this was going to happen again with summer storms arriving in the late afternoon yesterday (as is so often the case for this time of the year).

For someone who loves the Moon, this is a disheartening situation.  It’s not every month that the Moon is in perigee – the point in its orbit when it is nearest to the earth.  Actually, this is the second of three sequential supermoons.  The third will be on January 31, 2018, and I’m excited that January has it all.
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Moonbeam Reflections

After sneaking out of bed to photograph the partial penumbral eclipse on Tuesday morning, at the opposite end of the day, I stopped by to collect a friend on the way past and headed down to the beach to watch the full Moon rising.

It was a sight to behold as always, but it wasn’t until I got home that I discovered my camera was playing up and I had very few shots worth sharing.  At least the following photo of the Moon light reflecting on the water is.

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Photo of the Week

This weeks Photo of the Week was taken Friday
(December 25, 2015 – Christmas Day)

Christmas Moon

Christmas Full Moon, photographed from the southern hemisphere

I know this is not the first image of the Moon to make it to ‘Photo of the Week’, but this was a special moon that deserves special attention (and status).
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