the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the night:
he made the stars also.”
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.
Supermoon rising behind trees east of Hubbard, Oregon USA
Dear Moon, You can’t hide behind that tree!
for his mercy endureth for ever.”
Rising above obstructions!
Hopewell Mennonite Church
Zoomed in again
and the moon into blood,
before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.”
Higher in the sky, so not so pumpkin-colored
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
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:
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.
For a more clear photo of our meetinghouse with a supermoon: Meeting House and Super Moon.
neither of the moon,
to shine in it:
for the glory of God did lighten it,
and the Lamb is the light thereof.”
And, finally, some books that look pretty neat:
- Full Moon
- Super Moon Photography
- Splendors of the Universe: 2015 Astronomy Calendar with Daily Moon Images
- Cutting Edge Photo Cropping for Scrapbooks, Book 2
Which is your favorite photo above?