Last night I spotted the moon low on the horizon and noticed how large and red it was. I missed the full moon of August a few days ago, and according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, it is sometimes known as the Sturgeon Moon, the name likely given by both colonists and Algonquian-speaking people in… Read More Otherside of The Sturgeon Moon
A pink supermoon is not really pink. The name is a northern Native American reference to an early-blooming wildflower, ground phlox, and is first seen across North America as spring begins. I was playing hide-and-seek with clouds when trying get the pink supermoon, but I was taken by the silver ‘moon’ lining on the clouds.… Read More Pink Supermoon
It’s a wonder to think that when I look upon the glowing, ethereal face of the moon in awe, people from the past and ancient times looked upon that same glowing, ethereal face with the same feeling; and the present and the past are then the same moment. © Peter Hillman ♦ 4th April 2020… Read More Waxing Gibbous Moon
The crow black dropped his sack at my dusty feet As the sun beat down on the dying ground even the desert had to shy away A single hooded eye that told no lie pierced my very soul! And a cracked voice spoke a riddle to evoke from the haze of a distant dream “Catch… Read More Catching The Moon
Last evening’s full moon. June 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.
June 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.
Mine was just grey aroudn teatime here. But it was still a super site to witness, especially when one considers the last one was 150 years ago. January 2018, from rear garden, Staffordshire, England.
Higher in the sky now, and appearing a tad smaller than when it was rising, and more like its usual colour. So what really is a ‘supermoon’? This moon is not only the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year, but it is the closest supermoon since 26th January 1948, almost 69 years ago. I… Read More Supermoon #2
I was lucky to catch site of this ‘Supermoon’ as the clouds parted. I caught it as it was just rising low on the horizon, and as the sun was slipping down on the opposite side of the planet, hence this odd colour. Not as sharp as I would have liked it, but the clouds… Read More Supermoon
This is the first quarter moon, or also known as waxing gibbuous, and it is actually the third phase of each moon cycle. There are eight moon phases which progress in the same manner each month. The isolated dark spot towards the top right is called Mare Crisium, ‘Sea of Crises’. Directly below that where… Read More Moon Phase