Full Moon

Space Station view of yesterday’s Full Moon

Space Station View of Jun 21Full Moon

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA took this spectacular photograph of the full moon, on June 21, 2016, from the Space Station.

By | Jun 22, 2016|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Solstice Full Moon for the first time since 1967

Summer Solstice Sunset over the Mojave desert

Today’s Solstice coincides with an “extremely rare event ,”a strawberry full moon, for the first time since 1967.

By | Jun 21, 2016|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

The Man in the Moon

The Man in the Moon

The textured surface of full Moon is home to numerous identifications of iconic objects, like this facial outline commonly identified as the Man in the MoonImage credit Dani Caxete

By | Feb 1, 2016|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Blue Moon Halo in Antarctica

Blue Moon Halo in Antarctica

An amazing image with a rare halo, 22 degree rings around the full moon, caused by ice crystals falling in the Earth’s atmosphere, in Antarctica.   Image credit LI Hang

By | Aug 11, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

Blue Moon over Washington


Blue Moon, the second full moon for the month of July, is seen next to the dome of the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, on Friday, July 31, 2015.

By | Aug 2, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Summer Blue Moon

Summer Blue Moon 1

Blue Moon” is the second Full Moon of July. NASA explains in the video…

By | Aug 1, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Golden Moon rising over the Temple of Poseidon

Moon rising over the Temple of Poseidon

A glorious full Moon on the rise, looking like the Sun, as viewed from the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio, Greece.   Photographer: Chris Kotsiopoulos; Chris’ Web site

By | Jun 15, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , |

The Great Wall by Moonlight

The Great Wall by Moonlight

Last Friday, an almost Full Moon rose as the Sun set, over the Great Wall of China in this mountainous landscape north of Beijing.  Image credit Francis Audet

By | Mar 15, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |

Jupiter and the Full Snow Moon

Jupiter, halo and the Full Snow Moon

Jupiter, halo and the full snow moon, together in a beautiful last night conjunction.   Image credit: Bob King

By | Feb 4, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Windmill’s Full Moon

Full Moon and Windmill

This bright Full Moon rose at sunset, near the majestic traditional windmill in the Canary Island of Fuerteventura as seen by talented Babak Tafreshi.    Image © Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)

By | Jan 10, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |