Another Perfect Day at the Beach

Wednesday, October 4, was a perfect day to go the beach.  There was a cold front in the area on Monday and Tuesday with lows in the mid-40’s.  It stated warming up on Wednesday and with clear skies, I decided to check PhotoPills to see if the sun would be setting over the gazebo at the end of the fishing pier at Atlantic Beach in … Continue reading Another Perfect Day at the Beach

Sunset was at 18:21

Out and about with the camera

I needed to get outside and start taking some pictures while the weather is nice.  I happen to be in downtown New Bern and due to COVID-19, Mumfest is a weekends event instead of carnival event over one weekend.  The city of New Bern been closing streets in the downtown area for pedestrian traffic and outside seating for restaurants. Before I go out of a … Continue reading Out and about with the camera

Milky Way at Harkers Island

One of the Crystal Coast Stargazers dark sky site is at Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitor’s Center on Harkers Island.  It was a nice day for stargazing.  The only problem the wind was out of the northeast, which make it cool.  There was small craft warning for Cape Lookout during the day, which meant the wind were blowing at 20 plus knots. The temperature got … Continue reading Milky Way at Harkers Island

Sunset at Harkers Island

The skies were clear at on the 14th of October, so I decided to head out to Harkers Island for the sunset, and hopefully some good  pictures of the Milky Way.  The sunset was perfect, but  my pictures of the Milky Way weren’t worth posting.  The Crystal Coast Stargazers will be at the Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitors Center on Harkers Island on Saturday, so … Continue reading Sunset at Harkers Island

Harvest Moon

A Harvest Moon, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurs when the full moon happens closest to the autumn equinox.  In 2020, the Northern Hemisphere autumn equinox came on September 22.  The first of two October 2020 full moons will fall on October 1st  or 2nd.   The second of October’s Full Moon, the Blue Moon, will happen at the end of the month on the 31st of … Continue reading Harvest Moon

International Observe the Moon Day

September 26 was the International Observe the Moon Day.  I did my part to observe the Moon in the Southeast sky. The Crystal Coast Stargazers Club setup telescopes at Harkers Island Visitor Center and at the YMCA in New Bern.  Unfortunately, the weather conditions wasn’t the best.  At Harkers Island, the Moon was only visible until 10 PM., then clouds moved in.  And in New … Continue reading International Observe the Moon Day

2020 Autumnal Equinox

September 22 was the 2020 Autumnal Equinox.  I was hoping for clearer skies at the shore to capture the sunrise, but Hurricane Teddy was in the Atlantic heading for Nova Scotia.  It brought high surf, coastal flooding, small-craft,  and a gale warning for mariners along the North Carolina coastline.  The second reason for watching the sunrise was because they said that the sunrise and sunset … Continue reading 2020 Autumnal Equinox

Sunrise at Fort Macon, Atlantic Beach, NC on 1st of September

The Full Moon in September peak after midnight on Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, 2020. The Moon will appear full from Monday evening through Thursday morning. The Moon was setting on Tuesday ( 1 Sep 2020) at 05:53 over the Atlantic Beach Fishing Pier.  I took the chance and drove to the coast to capture the event.  On Tuesday morning, the Moon phase was 99.5% Waxing … Continue reading Sunrise at Fort Macon, Atlantic Beach, NC on 1st of September

Disappointed with the Perseids Meteor Shower

The forecast looked okay for viewing the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower on August 12 & 13.  I did my research using PhotoPills and SkySafari Plus to plan my photoshoot.  I planned on using my Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lens, with the Nikon D7500 camera.  I had two places planned for the event, on the 12th of August (Wednesday) drive to Pamlico County and look … Continue reading Disappointed with the Perseids Meteor Shower