Sunday, August 10, 2014
Having Fun With the SUPERMOON....
We don't get many moments like this...it was almost perfect silence except for the lilting call of a Meadowlark in the distance. There was a light wind blowing, and our delta breeze had brought the temperature down to 80 degrees after a day in the mid 90s. We could smell the dry grass. It was just a perfect little moment.
The haze did hide the clouds on the horizon, so we were a little surprised when holes appeared in the Moon. It was a neat effect.
The moon climbed a bit higher, so it was time for the highest zoom. Craters are not usually well-defined at the time of the full Moon because there are few shadows, except around the edges. Still, it was a beautiful sight.
The clouds moved across the Moon, and it was getting darker. We left the prairie behind and returned to our comfortable little home by the river. Back to work! And don't forget the other doings in the cosmos today: we've paid our very first close visit to a comet in the last two days. Check out this video for a look at a very strange celestial object: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZQy3-zXq-M