Full Harvest SuperMoon

As seen near Hubbard, Oregon, the night of September 9, 2014
“And God made two great lights;
the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the night:
he made the stars also.”

(Genesis 1:16)

The big night was September 8-9, 2014. The three photos I got that night aren’t so great.

So here are my photos the following night, taken 8:04-8:19 pm (Pacific) on September 9.

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Supermoon rising behind trees east of Hubbard, Oregon USA
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork” (Psalm 19:1).

rising moon behind tree
Dear Moon, You can’t hide behind that tree!
“The moon and stars to rule by night:
for his mercy endureth for ever.”

(Psalm 136:9)
rising-moon-above-tree
Rising above obstructions!
hopewell-mennonite-church-and-rising-moon
Hopewell Mennonite Church
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Zoomed in again
“The sun shall be turned into darkness,
and the moon into blood,
before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.”

(Joel 2:31)
solo-moon-lighter
Higher in the sky, so not so pumpkin-colored

And here’s a composite of two photos I didn’t take (source). Notice the subtle differences due to the thousands of north-south miles between the two photographers:

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What is a Harvest Moon? What is a supermoon?

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox… For us in the Northern Hemisphere…the September 8-9 full moon counts as the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon.

The Harvest Moon is known for ushering in a procession of moonlit nights.

The Harvest Moon isn’t always bigger, brighter or more pumpkin-colored than other full moons. [… But this year, 2014, the Harvest Moon is a bit bigger than usual…because it’s a supermoon.

This year’s Harvest Moon qualifies as a supermoon because the moon turns full less than one day after reaching lunar perigee -– the moon’s closest point to Earth for the month.

Everything you need to know: Full Harvest Moon in 2014 | Astronomy Essentials

For a more clear photo of our meetinghouse with a supermoon: Meeting House and Super Moon.

“And the city had no need of the sun,
neither of the moon,
to shine in it:
for the glory of God did lighten it,
and the Lamb is the light thereof.”

(Revelation 21:23)

And, finally, some books that look pretty neat:

Which is your favorite photo above?

2 thoughts on “Full Harvest SuperMoon

  1. Great photos. The orange is due to particulate in the air…from dust or fires.
    I personally cannot wait for that day when we will have no need of the sun. Every time I reawd that scripture I get all giddy!!!

  2. oh, and did you know that the moon always keeps the same side toward us? Like it’s keeping an eye on us, or is wearing a hospital gown that doesn’t close in back…. I’m amaszed at how tings in orbit spin this way or that way or not at all…I think that will be one of my questions for God….

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