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

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

Hunter’s Moon

October’s full moon is known as the Hunter’s Moon, though it has many other nicknames by different cultures. It is also the smallest moon of the year. The moon in October goes by many difference names depending your location. Traditional names for the full moon often reflect local environment and history. Example: Old Farmer’s Almanac, because that moon occurs when the season for hunting many … Continue reading Hunter’s Moon