Posts Tagged ‘full moon’

Full moon

April 16, 2014
full moon

full moon

full moon

full moon

Last night, early hours of the morning, about five or ten minutes before four o’clock, the most amazing full moon.

I have never seen a moon look so big or so bright.

It was also supposed to be red. It was red, not even pink, not even a hint of pink, very bright white.

But maybe wrong time, maybe wrong location in the world.

blood moon

blood moon

blood moon multiple exosure showing eclipse

blood moon multiple exosure showing eclipse

blood moon in its final stage of eclipse above Los Angeles

blood moon in its final stage of eclipse above Los Angeles

Tetrad – four successive ‘blood-red’ lunar eclipses each followed by six full moons – has now begun and will end on September 28 2015.

The alignment has only happened a handful of times in the last two thousand years.

Unusually, in this Tetrad, all four blood moons coincide with major dates in the Jewish calendar. Last night came during Passover, the second will be on October 8, at the time of the Feast of the Tabernacles. The pattern is exactly repeated next year. On April 4 2015 a total lunar eclipse will occur during Passover, followed by the final dawn of the last blood moon next September, again during the Feast of the Tabernacles.

Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter

December 22, 2013

At least now I know why the full moon was so bright last week.

Moonbeams

September 30, 2012
Moonbeams

Moonbeams

The last few evenings I have watched a full or almost full moon rise above the horizon.

A beautiful path of moonbeams across the sea to my feet which then widens into a broad swathe of moonlight reflecting on the sea.

This evening it was already dark as I walked in the sea. It was very warm.

No moon, hidden behind dark clouds. Then it emerged, not as a white disc, but as a fiery red flame.

Then it vanished behind a black disk, light all around. It was as though I was watching an eclipse of the moon. Maybe I was though I was not aware one was due.

I stood in the sea, transfixed, mesmerised.

Then my heart stopped as a ghostly apperition materialised in the sea. I then realised it was a woman coming out of the sea who I assume had been swimming though I had not noticed her swimming.

I noticed the moon was exactly in line with the rising sun that I had observed at exactly 12 hours early.

That would explain why the sea was so high this morning and the previous morning as sun and moon exactly in alignment exerting maximum gravitational pull on the sea.

It was 27C and the sea was very warm.

As I write tonight nearly midnight very hot and humid in the street.