There were two Full Moons in October and the second one is called a Blue Moon. A Blue Moon only happens on Halloween every 19 years. Blue Moons are relatively rare as well, occurring on average just once every 2.5 years or so. We last saw one in March 2018. The next one is in August 2023. Not know what the cloud cover will be … Continue reading October’s Blue Moon
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
The weather and skies cleared up and I decided to try out “Long Exposure Noise Reduction” and some astrophotography. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, I am limited on where I can go. I went the small fishing village of Oriental on the Neuse River. It is approximately 8 miles from the mouth of Neuse River in the Pamlico Sound. I also want to practice some astrophotography … Continue reading April Night Sky
It doesn’t feel like Easter weekend with the “Stay at Home” in effect. I am used to celebrating the Sacred Triduum and the Mystery of Faith. Personally, watching Mass online or on the television isn’t the same. On Friday (Good Friday), the weather forecast was calling for winds out of the northwest, which brings cool crisp air to the south, a perfect time to practice … Continue reading Easter Weekend
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 was another gorgeous day for sailing. It rained most of the week in North Carolina along the coast. They were calling for no rain for the entire weekend, and there is Full Moon on Monday. Hopefully I will get chance to capture it over the weekend. I went out sailing on National Flag Day, June 14. Friday evening would have been perfect for a … Continue reading Another gorgeous day for sailing!
Today, 4th of June and it was a gorgeous day for sailing. The temperature was in the low 80’s, the winds out of the NE at 10-15 knots, bring in the cool temperatures. The sky was partially cloudy. Yes it was a gorgeous day for sailing, too bad I had to do it solo. My wife was busy at work and could not take the … Continue reading A gorgeous day for sailing!
Finally good weather rolled in. I can’t believe 4 days without rain and cool temperatures, the evening low in the upper 60’s. The only snag, northeast winds, which bring cooler temperature (plus), low humidity (plus), high water in Whittaker Creek (plus), and the stumbling block rough surf in the Pamlico Sound. I e-mail my friend Dave and Gale and asked them if they were up … Continue reading Sailing 23rd and 24th August
On Saturday, I was looking for something to do. My wife went to a bridal shower in Benson, NC and I am home alone with my two dogs (Ziva and Harley). It wasn’t a nice a day to go sailing, beside my dogs doesn’t like the sail boat. The wind was from the SSW at 15-20 knots, which would mean not enough water in Whittaker … Continue reading One Design Regatta in Oriental, NC