Saturday, August 16, 2008

There's a Red Moon Rising.....

Did you know that each month the full moon has a different name?
I didn't until I googled 'full moon' tonight to see why
ours was red.
August moon is named 'Full Sturgeon Moon'
Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes
and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon.
Others called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.
All I know is as soon as the sun went down, the moon was
seen rising above the tree line. And it was very red.

I was on my way home and I pulled over and took some pictures.

I noticed a black ring running through the moon and ....

it moved down as seen here

And it looked like a second ring was starting.

If any of you are into astronomy you may know what this means

All I know is that it was different and very pretty

Since I was taking night shots I got this one of a monument
and the sky as darkness settled in.

About 5 minutes later and on up the road, I pulled
over again and shot this picture. By now the color turned
more to gold.

And on the opposite side of the sky, it was pink from the sun
setting.

Interesting moon rising shots.

To God be The Glory ~ Great Things He hath done

6 comments:

Bird Girl said...

Gee, it looks a lot like a harvest moon - maybe the much cooler evenings we've been having with no humidity contribute to the way the moon looks. It sure is more like Sept & Oct lately than it is August! Nice shots!

Abraham Lincoln said...

A beautiful set of photos. I liked them all and the color changes are amazing.

The Birdlady said...

Really, really beautiful - the moon was red (well, pink) over the beach in Florida too.

Marsha said...

Beautiful! I agree with BG it does look like a harvest moon. It's hard to see the sunset earlier and earlier each evening, summer seems almost over!

Island Rambles Blog said...

These are wonderful night shots...I like how we could follow along with you...I have no idea what the lines are on the moon..would be interesting to find out...

Leedra said...

Love the moon photos, they are beautiful the way it kept changing. It pays to keep the camera handy.

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