January 4th and 5th the Earth closest to the Sun

On January 4th and 5th, the Earth was the closest to the Sun.  How close?  The  Earth was roughly 3 million miles closer (or 5 million km) to the Sun than it is in early July. I used the Nikon D7100 Camera with Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 50mm |1.8 G lens and the iPhone 7plus camera. January 4th: All the photographs were taken in Bridgeton … Continue reading January 4th and 5th the Earth closest to the Sun

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

Another gorgeous day for sailing!

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!

Mother’s Day Weekend 2019

May 12th was Mother’s Day in U.S.A.  It’s not a real holiday, just some holiday to make money.  It was nice that my boys came to New Bern to spend Mother’s Day with their mama. Latitude: 34° 41′ 45.132″ N / Longitude: 76° 43′ 7.992″ W The weather was perfect.  The water temperature was warm 75 and the air temperature a comfortable 85.  As you … Continue reading Mother’s Day Weekend 2019

Oriental Boat Show and North Carolina State Sailpack Regatta

Another wet weekend.  So  what else is new.  Did you ever notice that it rains more on weekend, then during the work week.  If you are retire like me, then it doesn’t matter.  But for my wife who isn’t retire, then you are waiting for the weekend to go sailing, or to take a romance walk on the beach, or to go for a nice … Continue reading Oriental Boat Show and North Carolina State Sailpack Regatta

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 is went the night are longest and the day is … Continue reading Cold or Winter Moon