This is one Mean Old Lady!

This is one Mean Old Lady!
Self-portrait: 'Quilter on Fire'

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Perigee Moon!

This won't happen again until 2029--18 years from now.  The lunar orbit  brings the moon closest to Earth (the perigee) at the same time that the moon is full.  The moon appears larger than usual.    

We planned to spend the night at the lake, all the better to view the event.  Despite cloud cover, we had high hopes for a clear evening...and in fact, by late afternoon we had brilliant blue skies above.  After supper (fresh asparagus!) we lit the campfire laid in the fire ring and sat on the porch swing.....

 At first, being low in the sky, the moon was a striking red-orange.  As it rose, its color changed to gold....  Here it is, photographed through the bare oak branches:

It was a delightful evening, cool and fresh (and insect-free.)  Here's hoping you could see the moon where you were!


  1. Great job on the photos! You caught the colors, which were as amazing as the size. Thanks for sharing.

    Sounds like a great way to spend your weekend.

  2. Thanks for the photos. We had such
    a heavy cloud cover in the northwest
    we saw nothing.



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