January 31st brought us a celestial event to remember. Skies were completely clear on the Mendonoma coast. Photographer Paula Power took photos of the event. Here is the Blood Moon, the full moon in a lunar eclipse.
It was amazing to see the stars so vibrant during the eclipse. Paula captured some of that night-time magic.
Paula then photographed the moon as the eclipse was finishing.
It was quite an experience to witness this event. Fun fact: the second full moon in a month is called a Blue Moon. That doesn't occur too often, hence the expression, "Once in a blue moon."
I thank Paula for allowing me to share her photos with you here.
Craig Tooley was out with his camera. He wrote, "This was shot looking from Verdant View on Sea Ranch, looking back towards Annapolis.
Nik Epanchin photographed the Supermoon too.
A Supermoon occurs when the moon is in its nearest approach to Earth. We didn't have much chance to observe it for long as weather soon moved in. Yes, it's been raining on the Mendonoma Coast. Today, though, is sunny after earlier rain. Perfect conditions for more mushrooms!
Thanks to Craig and Nik for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is the link to his website: www.ruffimage.com
Much of the Mendonoma Coast was covered in fog during the Perseids meteor showers. And there was a big full moon at the peak, a supermoon. So the Perseids were pretty much a non-event for us this year as the light from the big moon made viewing them nearly impossible. Mark Simkins was able to photograph the supermoon from his place in Manchester, which miraculously had no fog that night.
This was on August 10th. The moon was the closest and largest of the year, just beautiful!
The fog has pulled back today. Looks like it will be a sunny weekend for the Coast.
Thanks to Mark for allowing me to share his photo with you here.