Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon in June is called a “Strawberry Moon”. On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close to the king planet Jupiter all night long. The crest of the moon’s full phase comes at a specific instant, though – the instant the moon…

Full Moon in May

The Full Moon in May was on the weekend of 18th and 19th (Saturday and Sunday).  I got a chance to capture the moonrise on the Friday night, when the Moon was at Waxing Gibbous 98%,  and again on Sunday evening.  I got lazy and did’t go out on Saturday for the moonrise.  It was…

April 2019 Moon

I decided to practice taking pictures of the Moon with my Nikon D7100 around Easter time.  On Good Friday, 19 April, there was a Full Moon.  I used my Nikon Nikkon DX AF-S 55-300mm 4.5-5.6 GED lens and tripod on good evening to capture pictures of the Moon.  I been reading up on how to…

More sunset

I been out practicing with my camera.  There will be a  total lunar eclipse on Sunday night (January 20th), around midnight on the eastern seaboard.  The next total lunar eclipse in our region will not take place until May of 2021.  What make it so special is that the lunar eclipse will take place with the…

Cold or Winter Moon

Which is it, a Cold Moon or a Winter Moon for the Full Moon in December?  In December’s Full Moon has earned the nickname of the Cold Moon.  “In Native American cultures which tracked the calendar by the moons, December’s full moon was known as the Full Cold Moon,”  It is called a Winter Moon, because it…