Easter Moon, Setting

Although it was daylight when I let the dogs out Monday morning around 6:00 a.m., the moon was still large and bright, as if it was reluctant to leave the sky.  I took several photos, each of which turned out quite different from the other.  The first two pictures here were definite fails, but I kind of liked them anyway.

Oops, accidental flash:


This one looks like it was taken from inside a briar patch:


Not perfect either, but a better match with my naked eye’s perspective:


Although this moon looks full to me, the official full moon and the “blood moon” total lunar eclipse happened two days earlier (April 4).  You can watch the entire eclipse in this YouTube clip, apparently drawn from the Griffith Observatory stream.  The eclipse’s duration is about 75 minutes, with “blood” red coloration appearing on both sides of the moon’s complete blackout halfway through (at about the 36:15 minute mark).


About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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2 Responses to Easter Moon, Setting

  1. I like all of them!! 🙂


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