Thursday, October 25, 2007

Full Moon Already?

Last evening I was surprised to see the full moon rising in the east. It seems like I just got through taking photos of the Harvest Moon. This one, I think, is called the Hunter Moon.

With a full moon we get, of course, a large tide swing and this morning I could hear the surf pounding. That immediately determined the direction of my walk. I had to go see. This is looking west from the north end of Glass Beach.

Looking east I can see the last of the handrails being added to the north end of the Pudding Creek Trestle.

On my way home I spotted a White Tailed Kite hovering for breakfast over the grasslands of the Glass Beach State Park. Amazingly he swooped down and landed long enough for me to take his photo! Lucky us!!


  1. There is going to be a new "Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board" formed in Fort Bragg, and I would like to talk with you about it. Please email so we can get in touch. Miles Everett

  2. Simply beautiful photos this AM Ron.

  3. I'm not sure of it being called "Hunter Moon" but APOD said this about it:
    "In fact, the Moon will reach its full phase within a few hours of perigee, the closest point in its elliptical orbit, making it the largest Full Moon of 2007." Either way is sure was big and bright!

  4. According to the Astronomy Photo of the Day webpage:

    Last month's moon was the Harvest Moon. This month's moon is the Hunter Moon.

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