“It is the very error of the moon.She comes more near the earththan she was wont. And makesmen mad.”—William Shakespeare, Othello ACROSS THE CENTURIES, many a person has uttered the phrase “There must be a full moon out there” in an attempt to explain weird happenings at night. Indeed, the Roman goddess of the moon boreContinue reading “Full Moon Mania”
It was not easy to take photos as the light was low and the camera would not focus.. I thought camera was faulty and changed cameras…
The June Full Moon is a Super Moon. I saw the moon rise at Corroboree Park in Macleay Island. It was right on time…4.44 behind the clouds. Then it rose above the clouds and was very beautiful though hazy because of the cloud “The common definition of a supermoon is any full Moon that is atContinue reading “June Full Super Moon”
WHY THE FULL MOON IS IMPORTANT The full moon has been affiliated with harvests, festivals, wolves, and insanity. The very word “lunacy” stems from people’s ideas of mental stability and the moon’s phases. Full moons have captured imaginations across cultures and time, and many cultures have named the various full moons. 2020 is notable inContinue reading “Full Moon March”
Moon set was 6.09 am, and I was meeting the 5.20 am ferry on Russell Island Jetty, and the moon was setting behind the moored ferries. Clouds made the moon not so visible and created reflections in the water The Moon’s visibility was 99.7% so it was the ending of the last full moon forContinue reading “Full Moon Over the Sea”
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..