There has been much talk in recent weeks about Monday night’s major lunar event – the fact of the moon being ‘super’, ie the closest it gets to the earth.
I love this kind of thing. It reminds us, if we needed a prompt, of the beauty of nature; that the universe is bigger than us and all our problems. So I was really looking forward to seeing the moon.
A few days beforehand, the view out of our back window looked like this. Not the best ever photo, but you get the idea:
Fabulous, I thought – it’s going to be even better with the super-moon.
But, alas, it was not to be. A thick blanket of cloud over Edinburgh on Monday night meant that not even the super-est of moons could shine through.
Oh well, I thought, I will just have to wait until this phenomenon occurs again – only another 18 years to wait until 2034!
Meanwhile, I contented myself with looking at the beautiful moon photos circulating around – check out this National Geographic summary for example. And it so happens that my Mum bought me this great postcard when she last visited – I love the design aspect of it, and it means I can have a moon-fix whenever I like.
But then, something really unexpected happened – we found that we could see the moon in all its glory the following morning from our front windows!
This is a rather grainy shot, but shows the landscape in full:
And this magnificent picture was taken by Hub at the same time as mine above. You wouldn’t know it!! Hub under-exposed the shot to get the detail of the moon’s surface – stunning. I am now a happy moon-bunny! 🙂