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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I've Been Mooning It !!


The past day or so the moon has been lovely over our valley   .  Last nights moon was a full moon in the Northern Hemisphere called the Hunters Moon  . Papa saw it and pointed it out to me as it was rising and some what hiding behind the trees at the top of our valley  so off I went with camera in hand  ,  mooning it lol  !.

  In skylore, every full moon has many names, and most are tied to the months of the year. But some moons are tied to seasons, such as the Harvest and Hunter’s Moons. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. The Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the 2015 autumnal equinox came on September 23. The September 27 full moon – night of a total lunar eclipse – was the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon. So the full moon on October 26 and 27 is the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon.

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Some Native American tribes referred to October’s Moon as the Full Hunter’s Moon, as it was the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.

This is the first Full Moon following the Harvest Moon last month. It rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.


         I found the air and atmosphere  in the valley damp and so the moon took on different colours as it was rising  and had a glow to it that was hazy looking !

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                        I find the moon fascinating and of course beautiful , nature never ceases to amaze me !

                                                                        Until next time .

                                                                       Country Gal


Primitive Stars said...

Wow, you captured that full moon beautifully. Blessings Francine.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Beautiful photographs! Thanks for sharing them. Have a great day ahead.

William Kendall said...

Such pretty shots!

Janneke said...

Wonderful moon photos and so interesting how you are calling the full moon at this time of year. I have to remember that 'Full Hunters Moon', Dying Grass Moon or Travel Moon.
Thank you!

Pamela Gordon said...

The full moon was gorgeous here last night and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. It should be the same tonight too - clear and cold. This morning it was setting on the north-western horizon and it was so bright out. Beautiful!

Amy at love made my home said...

Fabulous pictures - as always!!! Interesting to read more about the different moons too, thank you for sharing that! xx

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Awsome photos of the Hunters Moon. Not sure how much will be visible tonight as the clouds roll in for the big rain storm tomorrow.

Michelle said...

You have captured the moon so well!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Elaine, I have never heard of the Hunter's Moon before-loved hearing the explanation of it. Of course, my Hunter thinks it was named after him-LOL.
Great photos.
Have a great Wednesday!

Henny Penny said...

I love your pictures of the moon. Those in yesterday's post are beautiful too. I think that first one today is my favorite. Wow! What a great view you had.

Anvilcloud said...

Well mooned, Country Gal.