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.

Copyright Treibholz GmbH, Düsseldorf
Copyright Treibholz GmbH, Düsseldorf

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! 🙂