Saturday, March 19, 2011

Check out that MOON!!

If ever you wanted to HOWL at the moon, tonight's the night for it. Yep, that big ole hunk o' cheese is closer to the earth than it's been in 18 years! Evidently, several factors come into play tonight to make it appear larger, look more luminous than ever. (If interested in more info, check out these articles on Yahoo News or The Guardian.
   Better yet, go outside and check out that bad boy for yourself! If you're on the computer this Saturday night, that is.
   I attempted a shot with my little Nikon Coolpix...not so great (at left). Hubby took a no-flash, long exposure (above) with his fairly new toy, a Canon Rebel T1i, and came up with something more impressive, but he'd really need a tripod for a good, clear shot. (Incidentally, its our neighbor's outbuilding in these shots.)
   Hope you had the chance to lasso the moon for yourself!


Lindy Mint said...

It is beautiful tonight. I get the perfect view of the moon as it rises through my bedroom window at this time of year.

I was just thinking about how hard it is to photograph the moon. We don't realize how important the concept of perspective is.

Wan Sharif said...

My daughter noticed the extra brightness of the moon on our way from Dungun to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last night.. So your entry was also shared with her..

Cooking in Mexico said...

We just went outside to check out the moon. I know this sounds a little trite, but it is nice to think of the same moon shining over your home, our home, and everywhere tonight, spreading its beautiful light.


Dmarie said...

@Lindy, I know just enough about perspective to know it's important, not enough to make it work for my pics! *sigh*
@Wan, nice to know the moon lighted your path last night. Love it that you had father/daughter time!
@Cooking, I feel the same...too wonderful to think we're all on this big beautiful earth, though in our own little worlds.

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

It was too cloudy here to see the moon so I am SO glad you posted pictures. Thanks :-)

Practical Parsimony said...

It was very overcast here. I hate I missed it. But, the picture was lovely.

Susan said...

Yes, the moon was beautiful. A few clouds but every now and then it would break through.
I agree with other comments about how nice that we're all looking at the moon from our own spots in the world.

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