Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Cloudy Supermoon

Last night was the debut of the Supermoon. A much discussed phenomenon this week where the moon is actually closer to the earth than it has been in eighteen years. I was looking forward to some photographic opportunities, but was sorely disappointed when our light cloud cover continued through the early evening. Even with a bit of clouds, the brightness of the moon lit up the entire farmette. Our very own nightlight.
A full moon in March is also known as the following:
Full Crow Moon - The calling of the crows signals the end of winter.
Full Sap Moon - Sap begins to run in the trees, thus a busy time for makers of maple syrup.
Full Worm Moon - Worms begin to show in the soil as spring begins.
I have been seeing plenty of worms lately, so I do hope spring is here to stay.

42 comments:

  1. it was very bright and beautiful! Sorry you had some clouds.

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  2. It was amazing--sorry about the clouds too. I like Crow Moon--very cool :)

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  3. It's still storming here in California so I did not get the chance to view the Supermoon live. Enjoyed your photo:)

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  4. it was beautiful wasn't it...Happy 1st day of Spring...

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  5. Our super moon was also amazing! We were lucky enough not to have any clouds.

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  6. Good shot. The moon is considered one of the hardest objects to take a picture of. It comes down to, do you want detail of the surface or effect of which you did a wonderful job.

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  7. It was gorgeous last night here as the clouds parted to show it off. I didn't know it was special so took no pictures, but enjoyed it for a long time, just watching. Thank you for all the information about a March moon.--Inger

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  8. We had clear skies last night in Ohio. I happened to be out driving home around 10pm..it was huge and bright! At the time, I noticed it, but didn't know it was a supermoon!

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  9. It was beautiful here on the farm when it first came up, but an hour or so later the clouds had come in a little. It was still great. The puppies sat and watched it forever.

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  10. Hey you got a good photo, I went out to find it!! got a couple of shots before it went behind cloud.
    Have a good week
    Jan

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  11. Cool photo! We wanted to take the granddaughters out to see the moon but we too had clouds.

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  12. Next one is in 2029. I'm getting ready now. :)

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  13. Lovely!
    WE had completly overcast skies last night.
    But, I do remember awaking sometime in the night and thinking it was morn,because it was so light out.
    But, I wasnt bright enough to get up and look!
    I turned over and went back to sleep.
    Thankfully, others were smarter and captured photos:)

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  14. beautiful! we had clouds up here and didn't get to see it at all. :(

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  15. We had clear skies last night and the moon was brilliant.

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  16. Beautiful night light.
    Mine was hidden...by snow.

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  17. wonderful picture !

    please have you all a good start of the new week.


    daily athens

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  18. We a few clouds but my shots did not turn out so good. Your has a real mysterious feel to it.

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  19. I couldn't get any good shots of the moon last night as there is too much street light where I live. I did enjoy watching it rise up from the horizon as it was so big and orange in color. Truly beautiful to see! Happy Spring!

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  20. Farmchick -- Nice shot of the moon even if it was cloudy. -- barbara

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  21. It was beautiful here in India...
    Not too many clouds here but the sky scrapers were definitely a huge problem!!
    Loved your pic too:)

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  22. Still like this one - an air of mystery.

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  23. Me too, not just cloudy but raining these past few weeks ...

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  24. It was amazing. For the past few nights, when our bedroom light went out, I kept thinking we'd left an outside light on. Even though I knew about the moon, it was so very, very bright through our curtains that I just had to get up and check. So lovely

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  25. Farmchick thank you for joining my blog.
    Thank you for posting the photos of the moon I was just saying to my husband I forgot to take a photo and it was so beautiful. I am glad that you caught it for me.Nice shot. B

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  26. I like the photo. I don't know anything technical about photography. I just like looking at pictures. You got a moon with clouds and it's cool. I like all the writing about the full moons. you forgot that it can make us women crazy....

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  27. I completely missed the supermoon! Better cloudy than nothing

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  28. Dang it. I knew about it and then forgot to look.

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  29. Hey there! I am a fellow south central ky blogger and just couldn't not say hi since you are the first one I have seen. I hope you are enjoying he bluegrass state!

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  30. Wow! You know a lot about moons! I missed the super moon thing entirely. Forgot about it!

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  31. Nice shot. It was closing in for rain here in southern California, too. I've noticed we often get rain on a full moon. Coincidence? I think not.

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  32. OH! Too bad it was a little cloudy!

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  33. I appologize for just now being able to read the post of all my wonderful friends...Has been a super busy weekend. Today has been busy as well with two funerals to attend...
    Wasn't the moon absolutely beautiful...I was indoors for a while and did not get to see it when it was in the orange stage...Thanks for all the info regarding the moon...
    Looking forward to visiting with you tomorrow...
    have a good one.
    shug

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  34. I missed it and I then I discovered later that it was cloudy here too.

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  35. I woke up in the middle of the night and half asleep thought there was a spotlight in our front yard. Fortunately I the other half of me woke up quickly! : )

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  36. I didn't know about all the "moon" information. We had thick rain clouds, so no moon visable at all.
    I love telling the grandkids trivia like this, so thanks for giving me tidbits for tomorrow. My hubby would probably agree with your picture on the the sidebar.

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  37. march must be a big month for the moon with no less than three special names..........crow is my favorite.

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  38. We actually got to see the moon - and I live in the northwest..where it usually rains til July! But, for some reason, we had a clear night! It was beautiful! Lit up the sky nicely!

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  39. Cloudy here, too. Didn't bother with trying to get pics.

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  40. I give up on it : ) I'm glad you got a shot!

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  41. The beauty of rural decay-now that's a line I like. I'm going to remember it too : )

    Love the shots-just makes me wish I could go and prowl around them too-and know the stories of who lived there.

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