Saturday, September 1, 2012

Black and White Reflections - Blue Moon

On Friday, August 31 we have what is called a “blue moon”.  The next time we get the chance to glimpse this phenomenon will be in 2015. Those expecting to see the moon change color will be disappointed. The term simply refers to the unusual occurrence of a second full moon within one calendar month, and since we already had a full moon on August 2, this is a blue moon, and the first seen in the United States since December 2009.
(from The Smithsonian Magazine)

16 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Great clear shot of the moon Bill. I'm still befuddled in trying to take pics of the moon.

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

That's wonderful Bill. Yogi, have you closed your blog site? I can't get in :-(

HansHB said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely photo of the moon, - and it is so good in B&W! The moon was great this night!

stardust said... [Reply to comment]

I was fascinated by the serene and bright blue moon last night here in Nara, Japan, too.

Robert Nicolaescu said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful b&w photo!

RuneE said... [Reply to comment]

Blue or not - the old cheese still looks beautiful.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Is it different in the USA to elsewhere, or do we all get a blue moon in August. Did we get, seeing August is done and dusted. My lens is not zoomy enough for me to attempt the moon.

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

Strong image here TG!

Nefertiti said... [Reply to comment]

superbe

GW Bill Miller said... [Reply to comment]

@Julie
It is an equal opportunity moon, full on the same days (or nights).

Eeyore said... [Reply to comment]

The lone star makes it for me.

Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

Brilliant shot!

'Tsuki said... [Reply to comment]

WOW !!!

Beautiful indeed... And with so much details...

Bravo.

Minkitink said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome b&w photo.

Cheri said... [Reply to comment]

Bill, can you help me. I tried posting a picture on weekend reflections and It tells me my photo is to big. How do I scale it down? Thanks

Genie said... [Reply to comment]

Bill...I am so glad to see a great capture of the blue moon. I had just gotten a cortisone shot in my hip for bursitis so was unable to haul myself and the tripod out there. Yours turned out to be a fabulous shot.. Kudos to you . genie