By the Light of the Moon

The moon has been spectacular this week.  It is time for the supermoon … the time when the moon is the closest to the earth this year and it just happened to coincide with the summer solstice.  The longest day of the year appeared to be a bit long from the light of the moon.  I’m sharing a few (of many) photos that I took using various settings on my cameras.  Unfortunately there is some rain moving into our area later this afternoon and overnight with foggy patches for the morning, so I’m not sure if that perfect photo opportunity will be there … but I’ll be trying.

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Last night it was almost totally full.  I’ve read that by 7:30 am EST on Sunday morning it will be the closest to earth.  It’s reported that it will be 14% larger than normal, but the size difference will not necessarily noticeable to the human eye.  The Algonquin tribes also called the June moon the strawberry moon as it signalled the harvesting of the strawberries.

Have you had your eye on the sky this week?

I imagine lots of people will be sharing moon photos on Sky Watch.

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13 Responses to By the Light of the Moon
  1. Merisi in Vienna
    June 22, 2013 | 10:30 am

    A beautiful collection of moon images!

    And yes, I have been keeping an eye on the moon this past week. Can’t wait to see the full Strawberry Moon tomorrow!

    • Crafty Gardener
      June 22, 2013 | 12:53 pm

      Hoping it is visible here as rain/fog are in the forecast. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and taking time to leave a comment.

  2. Lavender Cottage
    June 22, 2013 | 10:31 am

    Spectacular photos Linda! You always capture the moon in its eerie entirety.
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    • Crafty Gardener
      June 22, 2013 | 12:54 pm

      Thanks Judith. It is always a challenge to get a good photo of the moon.

  3. rusty duck
    June 22, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    Rain here too unfortunately. Maybe we’ll get a lucky break in the cloud.
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    • Crafty Gardener
      June 22, 2013 | 12:54 pm

      Hope the clouds separate long enough to get a lovely view of the moon. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Peter B
    June 22, 2013 | 2:48 pm

    Such incredible moon shots! You’ve inspired me to try to capture the “supermoon” some time tonight (or perhaps tomorrow AM). Well done!!
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    • Crafty Gardener
      June 22, 2013 | 4:09 pm

      There won’t be any moon photos tonight as it is now pouring of rain. Hope you are able to get some moon photos.

  5. Myrtle
    June 22, 2013 | 5:17 pm

    Hello, late coming in,have my husband home now so time spent letting family & friends know.
    No rain as yet for usas yet but I have now turned the a/c on.
    I love tyour pictures of the moon Linda. Last night I actually took a moment to look up and waht I saw so clearly looked like your #3 photo. I’ll be looking tonight if it doesn’t rain by then.

    • Crafty Gardener
      June 22, 2013 | 6:15 pm

      Hope you get to see the moon Myrt, all the best to your husband.

  6. Donna@Gardens Eye View
    June 22, 2013 | 5:50 pm

    Fabulous shots…I watched the moon rise as the longest day was setting.
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  7. Pamela Gordon
    June 22, 2013 | 7:42 pm

    These are fantastic shots Linda. I have noticed the moon as we’ve had a few clear nights for it and tonight is nice and clear too. I should go out and see if I can see it soon. I’m also looking forward to fresh strawberries. Pamela
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  8. victoria
    June 24, 2013 | 3:32 pm

    Wowness..what super fantastical shots of this most magical moon..beautiful!!Thanks for sharing these..totally gorgeous..mesmerizing too!
    Wishing you moon magic and a very Happy Summer ahead!

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