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..
14 March…Moon is in first quarter and Gemstone of the day is Pietersite
Total eclipse of Blood Moon on night of October 7-8 | Tonight | EarthSky. There is a total eclipse of the full moon on October 8, 2014. This is the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon – the name for the full moon after the Harvest Moon. It’s also a Blood Moon, and this eclipse is theContinue reading “Total eclipse of Blood Moon on night of October 7-8”
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”
And the Moon was there too….
Back on Russell Island with a new Canon Camera which I am learning to use. The Moon was there too….