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April's Full Moon

Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
edited 5:54PM in EggHead Forum
 
Hi All

Tonights moon . . .

Obscure Full Moon Names of 2011
"Apr. 17, 10:44 p.m. EDT – Full Pink Moon: The grass pink or wild ground phlox is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names were the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and – among coastal tribes – the Full Fish Moon, when the shad come upstream to spawn.

In 2011, this is also the Paschal Full Moon; the first full moon of the spring season. The first Sunday following the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday, which indeed will be observed one week later on Sunday, April 24. This, incidentally, is just one day shy of the latest date that Easter can fall."

I have posted a couple shots from different cameras mounted on my large scope, I have then uploaded two different sizes if any of you would like to have a copy. Right click on the photo in my post on the size you would like and select "Save picture as..." or what ever your browser says and it should save it the size I have put on PhotoBucket.

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Molly had sent me a link to this article (Thanks Molly) but the moon was too bright to see anything else. :)

Have a great night All,

Blair

 

Comments

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I knew you'd come through. I thank you!! :)
    It's very beautiful my friend!!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Thanks Blair, great pictures as always
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    I knew that tonight was a full moon, but didn't know about the Pink full moon. Thanks to you (and Molly) for sharing. Your photos are always fabulous! :)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Molly, glad you like them. :)

    Blair


     
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    Once again, those are beautiful pics of the moon Blair! :)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Your welcome Pat, that Florida moon is bright tonight! :blink:

    Blair

     
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Elizabeth, I was interested in the pink also. :cheer:

    Blair

     
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Rebbeca, I'm glad you like them. I hope they get viewed by those that are clouded over and can't see it tonight. :)

    Blair

     
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Cool Pics!Great info,I'm callin it a Planter's Moon cause I'm startin the garden in the morning! ;)
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Love that. ;)
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Hoss, I like your name for it and think it appropriate. I like the name Egg Moon, I'm not sure why it is called the Egg Moon but a lot of wild birds start nesting now. I like to think it is because many of our friends here can start egging in the comfort of spring temperatures. ;)

    Blair

     
  • Super photos as usual G.B.! Thanks I really enjoy your work. I hope you have some printed and hanging on your wall's. They are worthy.
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Blair doesn't seem that long since the last one and we were sitting out watching, TKS for keeping us informed of such beautiful event
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Way to go Blair, I feel so close to it it doesn't even look real. :laugh:
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks G&C, I'm happy you like them. I don't have a wall big enough to hang anything on, I have a small park model mobile home and wall space is all used up by windows and doors. Last winter I had to replace my old TV with a 46" HDTV, that is my largest viewing area by far. Tomorrow I will have to see how they look in 1080p. :lol:

    Blair

     
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    My pleasure Beli, it must be beautiful from up in your mountains. :)

    Blair

     
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Adam, this is as close as I can get . . .

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    At this magnification my picture quality is suffering so I only experiment with it. My focal length is probably over 3000mm here. Notice how the right side of the moon is dropping out of the image. This was taken with my point and shoot on a special adapter and special 75X eye piece on my scope. Can you reach out and touch it yet? :lol:

    Blair

     
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,432
    Interesting background information associated with this moon. Over here we have smelt runs and I believe the moon triggers the runs along with water temperature. I often look up and squint at the moon admiring it's presence but seeing your photo's helps me appreciate it's beauty in full and clear detail.
    Thanks for sharing. :)
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Awesome....just for fun I took a few with my point and shoot - ha ha ha ha!! They are a joke - literally a dot compared to this amazing shot! :woohoo: :)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks again Elizabeth , without the specialized attachments and my scope my cameras don't do anything but dots also. My first attempts to photograph the moon were pretty dismal. :laugh:

    Blair

     
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Clay and good morning. I would think that the spring moon was, at least in part, a trigger for the fish runs also. Scientist seam to think water temperature is the answer. I like to think that the American Indians and the early settlers that depended on the smelt and herring runs were watching the moon and not their thermometers. Life is never so simple and I would think water temperature, ice out, the spring full moon and for the coastal fisheries the tides are all contributing factors.

    Blair

     
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Nassa's satellite could take some pointers from your photography!! Like some high doller coffie table book. Planted mine Wendsday before packing for Oklahoma Hoss. Bought time for the aphids to desend. :angry:
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Great shots Blair!! Thanks! :cheer:
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks JL, I wish I had some of NASA's hardware! They put me to shame when it comes to detail where mine may be a little more artistic. LOL, that's my story and I'm sticking with it. :laugh:

    Blair

     
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Frank, I'm glad you like them. :)

    Blair

     
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