December Moonrise, Jekyll Island, Georgia

December 17, 2013 at 4:58 am (fine art photography, Georgia, Nature, Photography) (, , , , )

Time-lapse – Ten minutes’ moonrise condensed into 35 seconds

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Sunset Moon – Nov. 16, 2013

November 18, 2013 at 3:30 am (Georgia, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Photography) (, , )

Sunset Moon - Nov. 16, 2013

This is what I call the Photographer’s Moon. It is the evening before the true full moon and rises just before sunset, so that it is positioned nicely when the eastern sky turns pink. There is often haze that obscures its rise, but if you’re in the right place at the right time, it will be positioned perfectly when the light is right.

Taken in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Folkston, GA

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Winter’s Last Moon

March 20, 2011 at 11:12 am (Big Bend National Park TX) (, , , , )

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Composite of the “Super Moon” rising March 19, 2011

It’s the first day of Spring. 

It was 102 degrees in Castolon yesterday, in the park’s southwest end, ushering out the last day of winter at Big Bend National Park.  The moonrise was much-heralded as the largest perigee moon in 18 years, because it was closer to the earth. (The moon orbits the earth in an ellipse, the farthest point being the apogee.) I watched it rise from behind the Deadhorse Mountains, along with other folks who had come to hear moon lore from one of our rangers.    Read the rest of this entry »

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