In reply to James:
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
That photo of the moon Jim looks 3D, very speherical.
Flickr Peak Rambler
A morning moon, the waning wolf moon of 2021....
The next full moon for the UK will be 27 February around 08:17am.
The moon in the UK can be clearly visible from around 16:00 onward
February: Snow Moon
The February Full Moon is named after the snow on the ground. Some Native American tribes named this the Hunger Moon; others called it the Storm 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.
When are the Full Moons this year?
Full Moon Names
Today, we use many of these ancient month names as Full Moon names. A common explanation is that Colonial Americans adopted many of the Native American names and incorporated them into the modern calendar.
However, it seems that it is a combination of Native American, Anglo-Saxon, and Germanic month names which gave birth to the names commonly used for the Full Moon today.
The Snow Moon is the Full Moon in February, named after the snow on the ground. Some North American tribes named it the Hunger Moon due to the scarce food sources and hard hunting conditions during mid-winter, while others named it the Storm Moon. Some sources also call it Chaste Moon, although most attribute this name to March Full Moon.
About once every 19 years, February does not have a Full Moon, known as a Black Moon. In 2018, this was the case in most time zones. Instead, January and March have two Full Moons each, creating a double Blue Moon.
For those with new cameras, or have rediscovered photography, the following are a few tips on helping you to get a photo of the moon.
Taking Pictures of the Moon
The Moon is beautiful to the naked eye, but it can be tricky to capture with a camera.
Full Moon photos need planning.
Planning Your Moon Picture
Whether you have a smartphone or a more advanced camera, planning is the key to a successful shot.
Using a Smartphone or Compact Camera
Smartphones and small compact cameras have a wide lens and a small sensor, so the Moon might come out looking like a blurry dot of light in the sky. Most mobile cameras also don't have a very powerful zoom, which you need to capture the surface details of the Moon. However, there are ways you can play to the strengths of your cell phone:
In order to make the Moon the focal point of the image and to capture the surface details, you'll need a DSLR or another camera with a zoom equivalent of 200 mm or above.
Zoom in to capture surface details.
Kind regards, Ann
Not quite the snow moon, I wanted to capture one with a blue sky rather than black, which would have happened if I'd opted for the nearest time to the full moon, which would have been around 06:30 here.
Too many twigs in the way but had a lovely colour
Taken last night at 9.30
In reply to Linda257:
I think the twigs enhance the images nicely.
We've missed the March full moon, also known as the Worm 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.
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.
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.
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
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