Gadzooks! We’ve been off WordPress for a month? Here’s a gallery for a little catching up on some of October’s sights.
November’s full moon is known as the Beaver Moon. Though taken two days after its full stage, the moon is still beautiful before setting for the day.
After weeks of rain and cloud cover that denied us a chance to see the Perseids this year we had a run of clear days and nights, giving August’s blue moon a chance to shine. Ran out on the deck before work to capture it. As I clicked off frame after frame, the local hummingbirds swirled around in their usual aerial battles. One of them managed a little photobombing.
After two days of nervously watching the forecast swing from clear to mostly cloudy skies, we were elated to see the clouds roll back before sunset to reveal a magnificently clear sky. Sadly we couldn’t load the driver that goes with the telescope camera, so the moon was captured the new old-fashioned way with a digital camera on a tripod.
The moon looked great over the Ouachita Mountains tonight.
The time between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. was magical this morning, the 21st day of September. The sky was cloudless, Jupiter was at its closest to Earth and the moon was just two days away from being full.