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

April Night Sky

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

Astronomy Night Hammocks Beach State Park and More

The Astronomy Club (Crystal Coast Stargazers) had an event at Hammocks Beach State Park on the 7th of March. Even though I don’t have a telescope, I attended the event with with my neighbor and took pictures.  On the 7th, the Moon was in Waxing Gibbous phase at 93% full.  The club set up telescopes so viewers can look at the Moon and constellations.  Because … Continue reading Astronomy Night Hammocks Beach State Park and More

Moon Setting on the 8th of February

The Full Moon is called the Snow Moon in February, but there is slacking of snow in the eastern portion of the United States this winter.  The weather has been above average on the east coast, especially in North Carolina and the South.  They did have snow in the Atlanta area on Saturday, but on the coast in North Carolina the weather was perfect, on … Continue reading Moon Setting on the 8th of February

Full Snow Moon

The Full Snow Moon occurred on Sunday, February 9, at 2:33 a.m. EST (or 0733 GMT).  I wasn’t up that early to observer the Full Moon, but I was up around sunrise to see the moonset on 8th of February.  The weather conditions were not favorable to observe the Full Moon on 9th in my area. The Full Moon of February, called the Snow Moon.  … Continue reading Full Snow Moon

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