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

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

Last sunrise of the decade

  On Tuesday 31 of December 2019, I went to Fort Macon on Bogus Banks (near Atlantic Beach, NC) to watch the last sunrise of the decade. I used the Nikon D7100 Camera with Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm |4.5-5.6 G E D zoom lens. The following are photography of the sunrise in Beaufort Inlet with Cape Lookout in the background. For New Year Eve … Continue reading Last sunrise of the decade

Fort Macon

Fort Macon State Park is a North Carolina State Park in Carteret County, North Carolina, U.S.A. It is located on Bogue Banks near Atlantic Beach.  The State Park was  opened in 1936.  Fort Macon State Park has multiple personalities as the site of a perfectly restored Civil War-era fort, a museum-quality coastal education center and an unspoiled shoreline for swimming, surf fishing and beachcombing. On … Continue reading Fort Macon

Beaver Moon and the Transit of Mercury

The Full Moon in November is called the Beaver Moon, because of the Old Farmer’s Almanac state that is when the eponymous animals become active to prepare for winter. What is eponymous?  Eponym refers to a name being the source of terms for other things; such as, nations, tribes, places, animals, social nomenclature. For the sunrise pictures, I used my Nikon D7100 with the Nikon … Continue reading Beaver Moon and the Transit of Mercury

It doesn’t feel like Christmas.

It doesn’t feel like Christmas.I know that I live in the south, but when the temperatures are in the low to mid sixties in the middle of December, it’s abnormal. This has been the wettest year on record for the mid-Atlantic states and parts of Florida. Saturday morning, Wilmington surpassed 100 inches of rain for 2018.  Wilmington’s average annual rainfall: 57.61 inches. Beside having a wet … Continue reading It doesn’t feel like Christmas.

National Lighthouse Day

August 7th was National Lighthouse Day, but unfortunately I did not get chance to take any picture.  I scheduled  a dentist appointment on that day.  Crazy me.  There are some nice lighthouses around too, but I did not think that thru. The weather haven’t been all that great the last two weeks any way.  The North Carolina coast was stuck in soggy weather pattern.  The … Continue reading National Lighthouse Day

Fort Macon

  My brother came to town for Mother’s Day.  It was a last minute arrangement.  On Monday, we went to Fort Macon.  We stopped at the Havelock Tourist Center on the way.  Fort Macon was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  It was named after North Carolina’s eminent statement, Nathaniel Macon.  Construction began in 1826 and lasted for eight years.  The total cost … Continue reading Fort Macon