Friday, October 17, 2014

Perigee Moons of 2014


July 12, 2014

What a year it has been for skywatchers. The night sky was ablaze with three perigee moons and two blood moons. It was a challenge to get a photo of la pleine lune with my simple IPhone camera. I wanted to record a "bigger than life" moon (that's why they're called supermoon) but the zoom feature couldn't really do the job. (I need a DSLR camera.) Here are some impressions from my IPhone and IPad cameras anyway.

August 10, 2014, early evening


August 10, 2014, against the black of night


September 9, 2014

I missed the blood moon and the lunar eclipse on October 8th. Below is a photo I took from the park during my late afternoon walk on the 7th.

October 7, 2014 

Obviously I was over the moon to have witnessed these natural phenomena.

"Tell me the story
About how the sun loved the moon so much
That she died every night
Just to let him breathe."
Hanako Ishii


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Images by TravelswithCharie


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