I missed the lunar eclipse early this morning, but this is how the full moon looks tonight. Ah, la luna! It’s called Green Corn Moon this month, but also Sturgeon, Grain, or Red Moon.
Setting up the sprinkler in the garden this evening, I noticed a spotlight in the sky and looked up to see the full moon shining brightly. I decided to try out the nighttime capabilities of my new camera on a moon shot. I walked out to the sidewalk, plunked down in the dark, and steadied the camera on my knees. After several experiments with different settings, this is what I got. The clouds that were racing across the moon aren’t visible, but the moon itself is so crisp you can see the craters on its surface.
In the next photo, the moon seems to darken, but that’s the effect of the wispy clouds scudding across the sky.
More clouds. Wouldn’t this be a great Halloween moon?
Speaking of Halloween, here’s a creature that would be right at home on a witch’s hat.