Tag Archive for 'Moon'

So-So SuperMoon

Multiple Exposure

I finally got around to doing a double exposure of the moon. I took one longer exposure (4 seconds) of the trees and sky and one faster exposure (1/13 of a second) of the moon.

Lunar Attempt…

Took another stab at trying to get a decent moon picture, the problem, either I can get a nice detail shot of the moon, but everything around it is pitch black, or I get some of the color of the sky and the moon is totally blown out! Oh well, I have fun trying.

Screams in the night…

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I know , I know, you’ve seen a half dozen photos of the moon on this site. (Actually only 3) And truth be told, you’ll see plenty more before I’m through. The moon rises over the lake out back and it’s really hard to resist taking photos of something so beautiful.  But the whole point to this post isn’t actually the moon, it’s the frogs! I walked down to the lake last night to get this shot, and the frogs were croaking up a storm. I wish I could say they sounded like a symphony, but in reality it sounded like screams in every direction. It was almost deafening how loud they were. From up at the house it does sound more like a symphony- but down at the lake it’s almost frightening!

Moonlight through the trees…

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I really needed to use a tripod for this image, but I still like how it turned out.

Hey Diddle Diddle…. The Cat and the Fiddle….

Lunar Delight

our moon

We had such a beautiful moon tonight- Anytime one of us sees a full moon we always grab the other and show them the beautiful sight. Tonight Jan spotted it first and we went outside to take a look. I think the prettiest moon we have seen together was in October 2006 in Omaha, Ne. We stopped there to see my family, and as we were driving back to our hotel room, the moon loomed in front of us- encompassing the whole sky. It was a moment neither of us will forget.

our moon cratersThe moon has always fascinated me- I, like most kids believed the moon was made of cheese. And I often tried to see the cow jump over the moon. But tonight as I downloaded my pictures- and was looking at the craters- I got a little curious. So I made this little lunar map. There are MILLIONS of impact craters that scar the surface of the moon. Objects (Asteroids, Comets and Meteorites) collide with the moon at an average of 12 miles per second causing craters that range in sizes up to many hundreds of kilometers wide. Many of the largest craters have been flooded by lava so you can’t distinguish the enormity of those craters.