Snow Moon

I began to see this “Snow Moon” rise last night. It peeked at me from behind bare tree branches.  The weatherman said, it was called a snow moon and that the North side of this moon would be slightly shadowed by the earth at 6:45 p.m.(the last photo shows this slight eclipse).

Out the door I ran. camera in hand and snapped photos for 45 minutes.  It was quiet, peaceful, and to me (the over-zealous photographer) I was like a kid in a candy store. I do hope your enjoy my attempts to capture this wonderful full moon.

I could not pull my husband away from his nightly news.  Ah – some folks never see the masterpieces God paints in the sky or the wonders of nature.

Below is the small eclipse of the moon’s north side which the weatherman mentioned.

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38 thoughts on “Snow Moon

  1. It was very unusual – not like the super moons we had a few months ago. I found the light almost erie! There was also supposed to be a comet sighting just before dawn. You pictures are fascinating!

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  2. I am so pleased Peggy that you SEE those masterpieces in the sky that God paints my friend.. So so beautiful.. And when ever I tried to take a photo of the Moon with my small digital camera it looks like a spec.. 🙂 in the sky.. Fantastic shots xxx ❤

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      1. Yes maybe one day funds will run to such a treasure 🙂 although I know they are not as expensive as they were.. My little camera fits into my pocket.. it has a little zoom lens upon it.. Its a Sony Cyber-shot.. with optical zoom 4x28mm Wide angel lens.. Means absolutely nothing to me.. but it no doubt will to you.. lol. 🙂 as I read it now from it as I took a picture of painting today with it I had done.. 🙂 lol..
        Your camera shots are always superb.. xxx

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  3. Lovely photos! 😍 They remind me of, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork.” (Psalm 19:1) Great job capturing His handywork! 🙂

    You’re kidding! I took photos of the moon after 7 PM on the 11th, just because it was so bright and beautiful. I don’t watch the news (too depressing) so I had no idea there was a Snow Moon that night! I must have just missed it. Thanks for posting the photos of it; that is really awesome!

    Haha, I have the same problem as Sue. When I try to take a photo of the moon, I get a speck, and if it’s not a speck, it’s an all washed out white glowing blob. 😂 The photo itself came out okay but the moon had no detail.

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      1. Oh, I see. Wow, that’s a powerful zoom! Mine is a PhotoSmart (made by Hewlett Packard; my dad bought it new for my mom back in 1999. 😂) and has a 1:2.4 – 4.0 5.2mm – 16.5mm Pentax lens. (Whatever that means.) It may be a 3x zoom? So no wonder it didn’t work. 😂 I hope to get a camera this year with a better zoom. 42x zoom must be amazing to work with! 😊

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      2. Normally the type you have is a 3x zoom. I seldom take macro shots up close. I get better shots standing 30 or 50 feet away and zooming in. I have had this camera 2 years and I took the first year learning how to use it. Photography is my favorite hobby anymore.

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      3. Oh, okay, good to know. 🙂 That is so awesome that you can zoom in that close from so far away! I wondered how you could get so close to those wild birds in your other posts without scaring them away!
        I admire your patience. 😂 And your perseverance certainly paid off!
        It has become one of my favorite hobbies as well. 🙂

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      4. Oh, that’s wonderful! 😀 I saw your post with photos of cardinals; I’ll have to take a look through your archives to see what others you have captured; I see a “birds” category… 😊

        I have a bird feeder that I plan to fill so I can try this. (Though obviously they won’t be as close-up as yours. 😂)

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