Winter Solstice

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”

Two weeks of Waxing Moon

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”

Moons of May

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.

Solstice Full Moon setting over the sea

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”

Moon Eclipse at Russell island…

The first glimpse I had of the Moon rise was a hazy moon amongst the clouds…   The visual was very poor…the moon was barely visible. I decided to return home as I get a good view from there…   The shadow started to move, but the bright light of the moon made the photosContinue reading “Moon Eclipse at Russell island…”

Full Moon Rising New Zealand

Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo. http://www.moonphases.info/full-moon-countdown-clock.html http://www.moonphases.info/full_moon_calendar_dates.html Year Month Day Time Day of Week 2013 Jan 27 05:38 Sun 2013 Feb 25 21:26 Mon 2013 Mar 27 10:27 Wed 2013 Apr 25 21:57 Thu 2013 May 25 06:25 Sat 2013 Jun 23 13:32 Sun 2013 Jul 22 10:15 Mon 2013 Aug 21Continue reading “Full Moon Rising New Zealand”

Full Moon Over Russell Island Bay

At 6am the moon was setting over the sea….this was the morning of the 23rd July 2013 Today its the 24th of July and the moon is still full. At 6am it was over the sea and reflected in the low tide waters of the Bay. The Full Moon in Aquarius on Tues 23 JulyContinue reading “Full Moon Over Russell Island Bay”

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