Apr 23-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: April: Apr 23-05
Rising moon    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Frederic W. Koski

Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 06:28 am:

There's something about a full moon rising into the night sky, especially when there are no leaves to block the view of its ascent. Frederic W. Koski caught one in action with a light cloud covering, framing it beautifully. According to my Old Farmer's Almanac, there will be a Penumbral Eclipse of the moon on Sunday morning, beginning the umbral phase at 3:50 EDT and leaving penumbra at 8:00 a.m. EDT. It should be visible in North America and Hawaii, with the end visible in western North America and Hawaii. Before you go setting your alarm clock to check out this phenomenon, let me warn you that during this type of lunar eclipse, the moon just passes through the Earth's penumbral (partial) shadow and is difficult to observe because the shadow is quite weak. This makes it somewhat of a subtle eclipse, which if you aren't specifically watching for, you won't notice it happening. Unfortunately my Almanac just says North America for visibility, with no specifics. I might just have to take a nap this afternoon, so I can get up and see what can be observed from my back porch!

By Ron Syria, GA on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 06:43 am:

Good morning! I love the picture.

By gw-houghton on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 06:55 am:

What a picture! Pleasant, peaceful!

By Therese from just below the bridge on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 07:23 am:

Toivo, we are expecting heavy snow and gale-force winds. Arent you a little optomistic about seeing the moon tonight? It will be in total eclipse -- by clouds! :) (But take the nap anyway -- just in case!)

By yahoo in flatland on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 07:52 am:

Check out the 740 AM pic from Sharons web cam this morning!

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 07:53 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Beautiful picture. Looks like a good Halloween moon. Toivo, take the nap, thats what you do on a cold windy day at least I do. We might see some snow showers here in northern Indiana and I'll be snoozing.

By RCW on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 08:03 am:

A look at Freds Gallery is a must, lots of really neat photo's.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 09:35 am:

Great night time pic. Love it and the one who stayed up to get it.

By Knit-Wit on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 10:00 am:

Kind of a "Starry Night" quality to it, isn't there?

By Dave, Tennessee on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 10:28 am:

Isn't there a song with the words "I see the moon the moon see's me'? We are having what the ole timer's call Dogwood or Blackberry Winter.Cold 46.We down here are sucking up all of your cold air,warming it back up and will send it back so you can have Spring and Summer soon.

By Down State Dave on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 10:45 am:

Mr. Koski, GREAT PICTURE! Thanks for sharing it. (Some where in those woods there is a pack of wolves howling at the moon --- or maybe a werewolf.) ;>)

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 11:08 am:

How is it that we can take a picture of the moon here in Georgia, and it looks... uhhh... OK, but you take one up there, and it looks like Heaven!

By jim of ann arbor on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 11:15 am:

83 degrees on Tuesday and it's snowing a little briskly today,
windy, chilly too, uh oh---radio warning-- beep beep beep--
winter stormwarning---- 5-7 inches? really! Believe it when I
see it. There go the magnolia blossoms, dang. Dontcha just
love MI weather?

By j A P E i on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 11:15 am:

Excellent day for all people from Suomipoika!

Because best is enough good, that's why also I
will come here everybody day!

Thanks God that this place is existing.. .

By sur5er on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 12:06 pm:

Beautiful pic Fredric. Full moons are so fasinating to look at. If the weather's not too cold, I love sitting out on our back deck and gazing at the moon.

Wow Toivo, I am gonna have to look for that eclipse of the moon tonight, if it's not blocked by those snow clouds and falling snow ;)

By gw-houghton on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 12:22 pm:

Clear night, full moon, stars out, nothing like it!!!

By Pam, Fruitport on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 12:33 pm:

Fredric, Thanks a bunch!!!! It is Awesome! I love the full moon and Toivo thanks for the eclipse info!!!! I didn't know... down here in Muskegon area it is overcast, cloudy and snow/rain on and off all day, night and tomorrow.... I will visualize an opening in the cloud cover tonight... Infinite Peace and Joy to alll

By Fred, Three Lakes on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 01:17 pm:

Thank you all for your kind comments.

By meme in mich. on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 02:47 pm:

the moon isn't full until sunday night!!!!!!!!!

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 03:30 pm:

MY, MY! Now THAT is technical! (LOL).

By copper country resident on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 03:43 pm:

Yea, I agree, technical, alright!

By Lowell Mo. on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 04:14 pm:

We are supposed to be able to see the moon here in Missouri tonight. Don't think that I will be out checking it out tho. Supposed to be frost warnings here tonight. Its only 48 here and the wind is really got a bite to it.
The picture of the moon is nice. I have to agree with some of the others that say the moon doesn't look the same here as it does up there.

By djb on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 05:30 pm:

ooh ahh wow

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 05:48 pm:

Technically, Sunday, April 24th, starts at midnight tonight and continues for 24 hours until midnight again, which of course becomes Monday, April 25th. So that would make viewing possible in the wee hours of the morning tonight. Is that an oxymoron? :->

By darrell oinas/Saint Johns Michigan on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 06:00 pm:

I have tried to capture the moon on film but never got it right, but that picture is great, and it looks like you have had a great day in the c.c., down here it is cold, damp, and snow is forcast for tonight, it is always damp down here and not the dry cold you get up there. All have a good night.

By Fran,Ga on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 06:13 pm:

Just beautiful! Your album was great,Frederic.

It is a cool 55 degrees today. Last night we had a bad thundrstorm.In the middle of this black stormy sky there was a small hole in the clouds thru which this extremely bright sun shown thru.It lit up the store fronts in the mall. We sat there and watched till the sun set.Took some photos on a disposabe. Hope they turn out.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 11:53 pm:

Not only is this a WOW... It should be on next year's calander. I just love it. It's my wallpaper at the moment!

By True Troll on Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 06:29 am:

Good morning from snowy mid-Michigan!

By MissingdaUPinMN on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 01:22 pm:

WOW, beautiful picture! What a neat surprise for me as I was browsing pasty.com to find a picture and the notes that were written on the day I got engaged in the BEAUTIFUl UP! Sure is a special place and time!

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