The Earth farthest from the sun on July 4, and it happens to be Independence Day and a Full Moon. It will be our Nation is 244 years’ birthday. They are calling for evening thundershowers on the 4th, and due to COVID-19, you got to stay in your car to view the fireworks. The 2nd of July is my best window of opportunity. I have … Continue reading Sunset on the 2nd of July
In June, the Full Moon happens on the 5th and 6th (Friday and Saturday). Unfortunately, it was raining and the skies were partially cloudy on those dates (5th and 6th). The normal afternoon thunderstorms in the south. I took a photograph of the Moon on the 4th when it was at 98% full, but even then it was cloudy. They were calling for clearing … Continue reading June Moonrise
So you heard of the saying “April showers bring May Flowers”. In New Bern on May 1st, May showers brought gorgeous and awesome rainbows. I used my Nikon D7500 with the Nikon DX AF-S NIkkor 55-300mm | 4.5-5.6 G ED VR lens. They were calling for evening showers, but I thought I would take a chances. My original thought was to photograph the sunset from … Continue reading May Showers
The Moon was in Taurus on January 6, 7, and 8th. Because the Moon was beyond the First Quarter (which on January 2nd and 3rd), the sky was too bright to photograph. On January 6th, the Moon was Waxing Gibbous at 82% full, on the 7th the Moon was at 88% full. I am practicing my astrophotography, but it hard because my LCD screen doesn’t … Continue reading The Moon in Taurus
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
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!
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
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
The 1st of April and the weather wasn’t fooling around. Mother Nature provided a warm sunny day, now it supposed to rain and be be raw tomorrow, but today is perfect. I used my Nikon D7100 camera with the Nikon Nikko 50mm f/1:18G len for the sunsets. I found a new spot to take sunset picture in Bridgeton (36 degrees 7 2742 North and 77 … Continue reading April Fool 2019
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