WPC Blurry Pink Moon

No It’s Not the Tip of a Q-tip

The Eclipsed Moon really was pink

The Eclipsed Moon really was pink

I sat the alarm to get up for the eclipse and it was worth it. We stood on the deck  shivering at 5AM to watch the last bit of white try to disappear from the already pink moon.  That fingernail crescent on the moon didn’t quite go all the way away but I enjoyed the soft blurry glow in the sky. Perfect opportunity to photography blurry with an iPhone… Did anyone else see the  shortest total eclipse of the century?

Why I appreciate This Weeks Challenge

Blurry has been how I’ve seen the world most of my life because of astigmatism. In art history I totally understood the Impressionists or should I say they got me.

WPC Finding Beauty in the Blur and Moon Names

It’s been a blur since Christmas and New Years

Sardine Blur

Sardine Blur

From Monterey Bay Aquarium tip at New years

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

4th street

Full Moon ove the Castro

January Full Moon over the Castro, SF

There will be an eclipse of the Moon here  on the West Coast US on Saturday April 4 at 5:05 AM PST. Believe it or not this full moon is call a Pink Moon…

Full moons in 2015 From NASA

Full moon names date back to Native Americans. Some tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.

Date Name U.S. East UTC
Jan. 4 Wolf Moon 11:53 p.m. 04:53 (1/5)
Feb. 3 Snow Moon 6:09 p.m. 23:09
Mar. 5 Worm Moon 1:05 p.m. 18:05
Apr. 4 Pink Moon 8:05 a.m. 12:05
May 3 Flower Moon 11:42 p.m. 03:42 (5/4)
June 2 Strawberry Moon 12:19 p.m. 16:19
July 1 Buck Moon 10:19 p.m. 02:19 (7/2)
July 31 Blue Moon 6:43 p.m. 10:43
Aug. 29 Sturgeon Moon 2:35 p.m. 18:35
Sept. 27 Harvest Moon 10:50 p.m. 02:50
Oct. 27 Hunter’s Moon 8:05 a.m. 12:05
Nov. 25 Beaver Moon 5:44 p.m. 22:44
Dec. 11 Cold Moon 6:11 a.m. 11:11

Weekly Photo Challenge Blur

Phoneography: Time of Ripening for Sunflowers and Moon

Sunflower seeds almost

1-Sunflower seeds almost

Sunflower

2-Sunflower

Sunflower

3-Sunflower

4 Sunflower

4 Sunflower

Supper Full Moon in a Rabbit

Super Full Moon in a Rabbit

Radiant
All Summer long absorbing sun flowers
Grow strong from seed to seed,
Ripe full moon waits Her turn
behind mist and fog,
Which Summer’s delights
Will you carry with you from light
into the dark?

This is Lens and Pens macro photography challenge but I suspect this is as close to the moon I will get so please indulge me for including the one shot I’m happy to have captured of last nights Super Full Moon before she was engulfed in clouds.

Which Photo do you prefer?

View other entries for this week’s challenge:

http://artifactsandfictions.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/flowers-in-the-night/

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-macro-on-a-french-log/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/pink/

http://pictograf.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-macro-3/

http://19planets.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/summer-hurricanes-002-august-2014-haiga-and-haibun-for-phoneography-monday-macro/

Note:

Prisoner’s Poem No Blood Moom

All I saw of last nights moon

All I saw of last night’s moon

narrow view

vein moon

no rose moon seen

no woven views wows

we mourn

we crow

no rose moon

no crow moves

no use

woman moon move

on

on

on

unseen

Carol Anon

I was told and told every one to get up in the middle of the night to see the blood moon during a total eclipse. All I saw fog. What should I expect living in an area famous for its “fog on little cat feet?”T he sky was blood-red through the clouds for a moment or two. Because my view was so limited last night, it seems right that today’s poem would have the constraint of the:

Prisoner Poem “Imagine a prisoner whose supply of paper is restricted. To put it to fullest use, he will maximize his space by avoiding any letter extending above or below the line (b,d,f,g,h,j,k,l,p,q,t and y) and use only a,c,e,i,m,n,o,r,s,u,v,w,x and z. Compose a poem using only words that can be made from these letters AND which you source from your newspaper text.”

thank you Margo Rody

Did any of you see the blood moon?

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