Tonight's Moon 2021; share your photos here

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:

    Too many twigs in the way but had a lovely colour

    I think the twigs enhance the images nicely.

    Mike

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  • We've missed the March full moon, also known as the Worm Moon

    https://www.timeanddate.com/

    March: Worm Moon
    28 Mar 2021, 19:48
    By Vigdis Hocken
    The Full Moon in March is the Worm Moon, and it is usually considered the last Full Moon of winter. It is also called Lenten Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Sap Moon.
    Why Is It Called Worm Moon?
    The Worm Moon got its name from the earthworms that emerge at this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere.
    In most years, the Worm Moon is the last Full Moon before the March equinox, which can take place on March 19, 20, or 21. In some years, however, when the winter season comprises four Full Moons instead of the usual three, the last Full Moon before the equinox is a Blue Moon and the Worm Moon falls after the equinox.
    The next full moon is:
    April: Pink Moon

    UK: 27 Apr 2021, 04:31 approx

    By Vigdis Hocken

    April 2021's Pink Moon, named after phlox, the pink flowers that bloom in spring, is also a Super Moon. Other names for this Full Moon are Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, Egg Moon, and Paschal Moon.

    In ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, which the 12 months in our modern calendar are based on.

    For millennia, people across Europe, as well as Native American tribes, named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons, and many of these names are very similar or identical.

    Pink Flowers

    The name Pink Moon comes from one of the first spring flowers, Wild Ground Phlox, also known as Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata) as they cover the ground like a pink blanket. These brightly-colored flowers are native to North America, and they often bloom around the time of April's Full Moon.

    Other names for this Full Moon include Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, and the Anglo-Saxon name is Egg Moon. Hare Moon is also used for the May Full Moon. These names all refer to the birth of spring with grass sprouting, birds laying eggs, fish being more plentiful, hares breeding, and people planting seeds.

    Paschal Moon

    The first Full Moon in April is also known as the Paschal Moon in the ecclesiastical (Christian) calendar, because it is used to calculate the date for Easter; the first Sunday after the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday. The ancient Hare Moon and Egg Moon names are often referenced a potential reasons for the emergence of the modern Easter Bunny laying Easter eggs.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • I slipped up yesterday, should have added the following!

    The day started as it went on, virtually clear skies, and a morning moon, timed at 06:44 BST, 30 March 2012, in the western sky

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • For those interested, and want to try photographing a full moon, weather permitting, the next full moon in the is UK: 27 Apr 2021, 04:31 approx

    April: Pink Moon

    UK: 27 Apr 2021, 04:31 approx

    By Vigdis Hocken

    April 2021's Pink Moon, named after phlox, the pink flowers that bloom in spring, is also a Super Moon. Other names for this Full Moon are Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, Egg Moon, and Paschal Moon.

    In ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, which the 12 months in our modern calendar are based on.

    For millennia, people across Europe, as well as Native American tribes, named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons, and many of these names are very similar or identical.

    Pink Flowers

    The name Pink Moon comes from one of the first spring flowers, Wild Ground Phlox, also known as Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata) as they cover the ground like a pink blanket. These brightly-colored flowers are native to North America, and they often bloom around the time of April's Full Moon.

    Other names for this Full Moon include Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, and the Anglo-Saxon name is Egg Moon. Hare Moon is also used for the May Full Moon. These names all refer to the birth of spring with grass sprouting, birds laying eggs, fish being more plentiful, hares breeding, and people planting seeds.

    Paschal Moon

    The first Full Moon in April is also known as the Paschal Moon in the ecclesiastical (Christian) calendar, because it is used to calculate the date for Easter; the first Sunday after the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday. The ancient Hare Moon and Egg Moon names are often referenced a potential reasons for the emergence of the modern Easter Bunny laying Easter eggs.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Yesterday evening (21-04-21)

  • Yesterday (21/4/21 @ 21:40)  from Central Scotland

  • The pink moon for April....

    Almost obscured by cloud.

    And then, as if by magic, the cloud cleared just as the moon was reaching its peak full moon!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • July: Buck Moon

    via https://www.timeanddate.com/

    The Full Moon in July is the Buck Moon, named after the new antlers that emerge from a buck's forehead around this time of the year. It is also called Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, and Wort Moon.

    For the UK, the next Buck Moon will be around 03:36 on Saturday 24 Jul 2021

    For all Full Moon names: https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/full-moon-names.html

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Some very nice images of the moon in the forum .  Here is one I took on 16-07-2021 whilst trying to photo birds in my garden.  Taken in the early afternoon. Not technically night time. Sorry.

  • For a daytime shot you got some detail so you should get some nice nighttime ones.

    Jim

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