Its full Moon time again and the August Moon was blessed with glorious weather making viewing of the full moon wonderful. The moon was visible from moon rise to moon set because of the clear skies. A Sturgeon Moon is set to peak over the horizon later this week when the Moon’s Earth-facing side isContinue reading “Sunrise and Full Moon”
The winter solstice, hiemal solstice or hibernal solstice, also known as midwinter, occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern). For that hemisphere, the winter solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year, whenContinue reading “Winter Solstice”
June Moon has been very beautiful. From the New Moon, waxing to the half moon and finally the Full moon 2 weeks from this photo on the 7th. Waxing means that it is getting bigger. Gibbous refers to the shape, which is less than the full circle of a Full Moon, but larger than the semicircle shape ofContinue reading “Two weeks of Waxing Moon”
A Moon that actually looks blue, however, is a very rare sight. The Moon, full or any other phase, can appear blue when the atmosphere is filled with dust or smoke particles of a certain size: slightly wider than 900 nm. The particles scatter the red light, making the Moon appear blue. This is known as Mie scattering and can happen for instance after a dust storm, a forest fire, or a volcanic eruption.
The full Moon of May 18 is called the Flower Moon in America and the Blue Moon in UK and Australia..
The first series was taken at 5.50 am and it was still dark…and the full moon set in the water glowing and rippling as the tide went out in the Bay. Then light started at 6.10am..a little light, and the moon was still setting over the water. The sunrise was pale and the moon loweredContinue reading “Solstice Full Moon setting over the sea”
Traditionally, the name Blue Moon was given to the third of four full Moons in a single astronomical season (meaning Blue Moons will occur on 21 May 2016, 18 May 2019 and 22 August 2021), but largely due to the US radio program StarDate in early 1980 and the board game Trivial Pursuit, people haveContinue reading “Full Moon 31 July 2015 Russell Island..Blue Moon”
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/04/14/3984921.htm?WT.mc_id=Innovation_Innovation-Science|TwilightBloodRedMoonForEasternAustralia_FBP|abc A blood red Moon at twilight could be in store for Australian sky watchers tomorrow – weather and unimpeded views to the eastern horizon permitting. The total lunar eclipse on 15 April is one of two for this year, and will begin before the Moon rises, says Dr Nick Lomb, consultant astronomer and curator,Continue reading “Blood Red Moon 15 April….5.28pm AEST”
I was lucky enough to see the moon rise golden as we drove along, stopped and took two photos..then went on to the beach where the moon was reflected over the water.