I did enjoy dedicating an entire month to the Moon . . .
The following is a slightly edited extract from a Toastmasters speech I wrote in December 2012.
So it’s no secret – I love to photograph the Moon.
Unlike stars that shine and twinkle, the Moon does not.
I tried to capture the blue of the morning sky, but it’s harder than it looks.
This incredible image was released by NASA on December 18, 2015.
Following on from my post Does our Moon have a Name?, today I’m delving into whether or nor we should capitalise the word, Moon.
For starters, it’s a catchy song by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
In case you missed it, here’s a link to a wonderful little Google Doodle.
Yes. Technically our moon’s name is ‘Moon’
This is the CSIRO Parkes Observatory, one of three tracking stations tasked with transmitting the live telecast of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.
On Monday, July 21, 1969, at 12.56 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time, I was among the estimated 600 million people watching the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
Two generations ago, someone stood there for the first time.
This day, 50 years ago, was the eve of the historic landing on the Moon.
I’ve caught a ‘Blue Moon’ more often than these two in the night sky once.
My body clock failed to wake me, choosing instead to remain in ‘snooze’ mode.
I was out of bed today in time to catch the Moon (on high) this morning.
Even though today, the phrase Once in a Blue Moon implies an event that happens rarely, the event itself isn’t the origin of the phrase. (Phew!)
A little 3D printed treasure.
It’s always a marvellous night for a Moondance . . .
A few days ago, in my post The Moon’s Blue View, I posted an image of the Earth taken by Astronaut William ‘Bill’ Anders.
Some songs really get to me. This is one of them.
I like to think the Moon is there even if I am not looking at it.
For quite some time I have referred to my self as a ‘lunatic’.