Another Blue Moon

I think my efforts with my camera last night, while rather unsteady, actually turned out to be not so bad.

Blue Moon, 6:38 pm, March 31, 2018

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The Super Blue (No So Blood) Moon

It was rather sad last night to be in the prime position to view the total lunar eclipse and to have Mother Nature (once again) have other ideas.  As the time for the eclipse drew closer, so did the storm clouds, with the heavens opening up at the precise time the Moon would have entered the Earth’s shadow.

Luckily though, we had taken a drive down to the beach earlier to watch the Moon rising before those pesky clouds arrived.
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One More Day

Just one day away from full, the Moon looked amazing last night.

One Day Away From Full – January 30, 2018

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January Has It All

I missed the supermoon back in December due to cloud cover and was disappointed that this was going to happen again with summer storms arriving in the late afternoon yesterday (as is so often the case for this time of the year).

For someone who loves the Moon, this is a disheartening situation.  It’s not every month that the Moon is in perigee – the point in its orbit when it is nearest to the earth.  Actually, this is the second of three sequential supermoons.  The third will be on January 31, 2018, and I’m excited that January has it all.
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Photo of the Week

This week’s Photo of the Week was taken last night.
(Sunday, May 22, 2016)

(A short story first.)  On August 3 last year, the photo I posted for Photo of the Week was that of a Blue Moon.  It was the modern interpretation in so far as it was the second full moon in a calendar month – July 2015.

The older definition of a Blue Moon is “the third of four full moons in a single season“.  This, however, depends on where you live and, in my thinking, is obviously a northern hemisphere thing because where we are in Australia, our current season ends on May 31.

This leaves no room for another full moon before we officially enter our next season – Winter.
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