Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow Moon Rising

I couldn't resist the title for this post, though I'm aware that the moon in these photos isn't actually rising, but setting. Maybe a more fitting title would be.....Goodnight, Moon.

These were taken in the morning, the day after our first snow. The sky was a gorgeous shade of blue, making the moon quite visible.

A close up of the moon above the mountain. It is in the waning stage, a few days after the full moon. (If you click on the photo, you can see it much larger.) Here is a little Moon trivia I found with a quick internet search:

The Moon is visible in the evening (PM side of the Earth) starting a few days past new moon, during first quarter until a few days before full moon. It will be visible in the morning (AM side of the Earth) starting at full moon, during third quarter until a few days before new moon. The Moon will not be visible for a few days around new moon because the sunlit side of the Moon is facing away from Earth, towards the Sun.


"The moon, like a flower
In heaven's high bower
With silent delight
Sits and smiles on the night."

"...and sometimes the morning." My addendum ;-)

~William Blake, English poet


Cat said...

You+Blake=great poetry! The pics are delightful too.

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Really beautiful! What a stunning place to live.


Roses and Lilacs said...

Perfect blue sky. You have gorgeous scenery.

MrBrownThumb said...

Very nice. Did you use a filter to get the sky to be that blue or is that the way it was? Awesome color saturation.

Connie said...

Mr Brownthumb - Sorry to be so tardy in answering your question! No, I don't use filters, just some very minimal touch up in Photoshop. The sky was so very blue that day...haven't seen it that way since.