22 March 2011

Perigee Moon update

UPDATE: Here is our moon, another time (6pm winter 2010) and place (Yeo Victoria 3249), taken with same lens and merely standing in the home paddock. It was red and hanging on top of the trees on the horizon of a paddock. It was much more impressive 'live', I can assure you.
For scale, the far left of this second image (same place and time) has a bonfire of tree-trunks in the paddock.
(Ann O'Dyne claims rights of/to these amateur 'snaps'.)
"When the Moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars,
then peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars ... "
NASA has the tech talk -
'the Moon is still 356,577 km away. That is, it turns out, a distance of rare beauty'
... so when I captured this Perigee Moon image, 10pm Monday night in Ballarat, I didn't bother with Zoom on my camera.


  1. At least it is not dancing all over the sky as in my previous attempt at a moon photo. I have done better this time.

  2. I missed seeing it, thanks for sharing your fabulous photo :)

  3. Thoroughly wonderful and moondacious.



  4. A Moontastic Photo! Lovely.Bestest Wishes, Tony.

  5. Thank you lovely commentors, so kind about the photo. I didn't think it was good, but the blurred tree and neighbouring roof had to be included to give a sense of scale. I was just standing on the back step using a very ordinary lens. Now I have added my other moon shots - I always respond to encouragement, bless you all.

  6. Very nice Miss O'Dyne!

    *wanders off, singing badly out of tune, It's a wonderful night for a moon dance*

  7. How fortunate you are to be country-side when distant stars fill they sky. They always look so very impressive away from the gaudy competitors of city lights.

    I love the hues you capture in the moon. The grass and fence line make a beautiful frame.