February Full Moon

February’s full moon is traditionally known as the Snow Moon in the northern hemisphere and typically symbolises the beginning of spring. The moon will reach its peak at 8.17am GMT on Saturday but will appear full in the sky on both Friday and Saturday night.  Some North American tribes named it the Hunger Moon due to the scarce food sources and hard hunting conditionsContinue reading “February Full Moon”

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.

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…”

Sunset… Kingfisher Bay Fraser Island 15 January 2014..and Moonrise

// I walked to the Jetty and to the end of the Pier where I stayed for the sunset. On the east I saw the moon rise behind the clouds..so there was a sunset on one side of the bay and the moonrise on the other. Video of the sunset… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iurIA_ckv-0

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