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By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Are you fascinated by the moon? Do you love to catch a glimpse of the full moon or stay up late to catch a lunar eclipse?
This lens will highlight my photos taken of the full moon on several different nights. It will also show some photos that I took of the total lunar eclipse in 2007.
I have added links showing moon rise times and lunar eclipse table for those that are interested.
Sit back, relax and enjoy some views of the beautiful moon!
all photos by mbgphoto
My Adventures in Photographing the Moon
wonderful moon light
The moon is always an interesting subject to photograph. While we were in Florida in March of 2009, I was delighted to find there was a full moon that I could easily photograph from our balcony. The moon shining over the water made a very compelling photo opportunity.
The first night I was caught off guard by it suddenly appearing in the early evening sky. I ran for my tripod and camera and was able to capture some great photos. The next night I assumed it would come out at the same time, but to my surprise it was much later when it first appeared.
Now I was curious, I pulled out the newspaper and looked for moonrise times. I was surprised to see that the times varied considerably (by more than 30 minutes) each night. Each night it rises later, till finally it is rising in the early morning hours. I'm not quite sure how I got to be 60 years old before I discovered this fact. I guess I never paid attention to it before.
I hope you enjoy sharing my view of the moon!
Full Moon Rising over the Ocean - moonlight and seascape
This was a photo I got the first night I saw the full moon over the ocean. This photo was taken a little after 6 pm.
Full Moon on a Clear Night - glistening moonlight
March 2010 Full Moon- Early Evening
This photo was taken at the same time as the one above, only about an hour earlier in the evening. I love the way the moon seems to change as the evening progresses.
Later evening photo of Full Moon - golden glow from moonlight
Moonlight Products from Amazon
Moonlight Products is a common theme for many products. You will find music, movies and even some body splash.
Moon Information - Learn more about the Moon
- Full Moon Calendar
Do you want to know when there will next be a full moon? This calendar gives you dates for all the phases of the moon.
- Moon Rise and Set Times
This link gives you the times the moon will rise and set in various parts of the world.
- Lunar Explorers
This site contains links to a variety of interesting information on the moon.
Full Moon on Cloudy Night - moon peaks through clouds
The second night was rather cloudy, but the moon still peaked through the clouds. It gave the sky an entirely different look.
Moon through the Clouds - moonlight slips behind clouds
I love the way the moon shines through the clouds. Since there was heavy cloud cover near the horizon, it was later before I could get any good photos.
Full Moon at Night
This photo was taken several days later and after it was fully dark.
December 1st was a beautiful clear night and I decided to take an early evening walk in my neighborhood. I took along my camera to take photos of the Christmas decorations and was delighted to see a beautiful full moon. We had a late frost this year so there are still leaves on some of the Bradford Pear trees. This photo was taken of the moon just over the top of a tree.
December Full Moon - full moon on a clear night
Photos taken August 28, 2007
In August of 2007 there was a lunar eclipse. I set my alarm clock and at 4:15 am I went outside and set up my tripod and camera in our driveway and waited patiently. I was rewarded for my patience by the great views I got of the lunar eclipse. Starting at 4:43 am you can see the photographs that I captured.
Lunar Eclipse Photographs - August 28, 2007Click thumbnail to view full-size
Lunar Eclipse Information - Lunar Timetable
- Table of Lunar Eclipses
This link has a table showing all lunar eclipes from 2006 through 2015. It shows the date of the eclipes and where it can be seen.
Popular Moon Songs
Songwriters have long used the moon in song lyrics. There are some great songs like: Blue Moon, Moon River, The Light of the Silvery Moon, Kentucky Moon and many others You can listen to these songs and more at Moon Song Lyrics
Harvest Moon - photo of moon reflecting on lake
This photo of the Harvest Moon reflecting on a nearby lake was taken on October 4,2009. The Harvest Moon is considered to be the full moon nearest to the autumn equinox.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
by Ray Noble with Snookie Lanson
By the light of the silvery moon,
I want to spoon, to my honey I'll croon love's tune.
Honeymoon, keep a-shining in June,
Your silvery beams, will bring love dreams,
We'll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon.
Fireworks under the Full Moon - moonlight and fireworks
This photo was taken on July 5, 2009. I was able to capture fireworks under the full moon. I didn't have my tripod handy so it's not quite as clear as I would like...but I still like the effect of the fireworks under the moon.
Do you have a favorite story about a full moon or a lunar eclipse? Or perhaps you'd just like to stop by and leave a comment.