The Pale December Moon

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Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

13 thoughts on “The Pale December Moon”

  1. How on earth did you get this good shot, Nancy! It is gorgeous. I can’t seem to get the night shots.
    Brenda

    One little tip for photographing the moon, Brenda — try taking your best shot at dusk, rather than waiting for it to get pitch dark. At shutter speeds less than 125th of a second, your camera will actually register the earth’s movement, making your moon look “fuzzy” around the edges. There’s still enough light at dusk to get a sharp image of the moon at a faster shutter speed. :) Try it and let me know.

  2. Beautiful Nancy! I was hoping you would get a photo for us to enjoy. We were socked in with a snowstorm on Friday and feeling very disappointed that we missed the moon! I’ll have to wait another 15 years to see one so large and beautiful.

  3. It’s a wonderful moonlit night tonight, for sure…even though there’s a definite lack of snow after yesterday’s monsoon and gale and 19 degree temperatures! Taking some little time to catch up a bit on my reading before Monday’s adventure…

    Thanks for your visit, jodi — and good luck with your adventure!

  4. I saw your moon picture and thought you may be interested in the significance of this full winter moon:

    • The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
    Great Picture,
    Regards,
    ESP.
    http://east-side-patch.livejournal.com/

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