Moon Setting on the 8th of February

The Full Moon is called the Snow Moon in February, but there is slacking of snow in the eastern portion of the United States this winter.  The weather has been above average on the east coast, especially in North Carolina and the South.  They did have snow in the Atlanta area on Saturday, but on the coast in North Carolina the weather was perfect, on … Continue reading Moon Setting on the 8th of February

Full Snow Moon

The Full Snow Moon occurred on Sunday, February 9, at 2:33 a.m. EST (or 0733 GMT).  I wasn’t up that early to observer the Full Moon, but I was up around sunrise to see the moonset on 8th of February.  The weather conditions were not favorable to observe the Full Moon on 9th in my area. The Full Moon of February, called the Snow Moon.  … Continue reading Full Snow Moon

More Practicing with Aperture Priority Mode

The more I read about Aperture Priority Mode, the more I am curious of the result.  You might ask, like my wife, why I take so many pictures of sunset at the beach or at the waterfront.  Simply, there isn’t any thing more interesting where I live. Again, I played around the Aperture Priority Mode and setting a higher aperture for a sun burst effect … Continue reading More Practicing with Aperture Priority Mode

Mosaic of January Moon Phases – Full Moon the Wolf Moon

The Full Moon in January is called the Wolf Moon.  Because according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, “The wolves do tend to howl more often during winter months, and generally howl to define territory, locate pack members, and gather for hunting”. I used my Nikon D7100 camera with the AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 GED VR zoom lens for the following photograph mosaic of the phases … Continue reading Mosaic of January Moon Phases – Full Moon the Wolf Moon

January 4th and 5th the Earth closest to the Sun

On January 4th and 5th, the Earth was the closest to the Sun.  How close?  The  Earth was roughly 3 million miles closer (or 5 million km) to the Sun than it is in early July. I used the Nikon D7100 Camera with Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 50mm |1.8 G lens and the iPhone 7plus camera. January 4th: All the photographs were taken in Bridgeton … Continue reading January 4th and 5th the Earth closest to the Sun