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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Photo of the Week

This weeks Photo of the Week was taken Friday
(July 31, 2015)

Blue Moon

Blue Moon – July 31, 2015. Sadly a blue moon is blue in name only.

An older definition of a Blue Moon is the third of four full moons in a single season.

In modern times, the second of two full moons in a calendar month is often called a Blue Moon.
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Inspiration

When I’m feeling blue,

Or need some inspiration.

I gaze at the Moon.

Blue Moon - July 31, 2015

Blue Moon – July 31, 2015


In response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Inspiration