Sunday, January 11, 2009

Full Moon Rising.

Did anyone notice the moon last night? It was the biggest and brightest one of this year, sure to amaze everyone who saw it. It was hard to miss it. It seemed as if you could reach out and touch it.

Earth, the moon and the sun are all bound together by gravity, this keeps us going around the sun and keeps the moon going around us. The moon makes a trip around Earth about every 30 days. The orbit is not a perfect circle. One part is about 31,000 miles closer to our planet than the farthest part, so the moon's apparent size in the sky changes. Saturday night January 10th the moon was the closest point to us on this orbit.

It really was beautiful. Here is a picture we took last night.


  1. It was too cloudy here last night to get a good look. We have a big telescope to look at these wonderful space events, but the weather never cooperates when it's time. Great picture!!

  2. Great shot! We saw it and it was beautiful!

  3. I didn't notice the moon directly. But as I was making sure all the door were locked last night I opened the back door and the yard was so bright I though someone had left on our yard light!!---As I studied longer...I said to myself..."That's one bright moon light!"

  4. Great picture. I told Brett I really should go and brave the cold and take a picture. But, I didn't. LOL!

  5. I took a pic, but it turned out NOTHING like yours. What a great shot. And thanks for the info. Luke was asking me about that today!

  6. Thanks for the science lesson, Michelle. I'll add that bit of knowledge to the Greek crap Mikayla taught me two days ago. LOL
    Are you sure that's a picture you took? It literally looks like a black painting with a white circle. Amazing!

    Justine :o )

  7. Even in Paris, the sky has been more clear than ever (cold!) these last days. We could even see stars, which is exceptional in a big city!

  8. OMGOSH!!!!! I did notice and I tried takin pics-mine didnt turn out like yours!!! i just posted them an they are getting less than favorable my defense lilest bean said they looked like a bomb exploding not what others are suggesting LOL

  9. Hello Michelle , What a great mmon (or sundown?) I like your blog , I posted some Ice fun shots,

    greetings from JoAnn/Holland

  10. Love the picture! Didn't get to look but we did notice it was very bright outside. Thanks for coming by! I had a whole bunch of test done and everything came back normal. What did they do for yours?


  11. We had been waiting to see it and it was cloudy! Sunday night wasn't bad, tho.

    Beautiful pic, by the way!

  12. It was a great sight.

    I took my daughter outside to see it and she wanted to take the moon inside and play with it.

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