Showing posts with label The moon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The moon. Show all posts

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Did you catch the Beaver Blood Moon lunar eclipse early this morning?

EVG reader Jeanne Krier shared this photo from an EV rooftop early this morning. 

What was happening? 

The last total lunar eclipse until 2025 will turn the moon blood-red on Tuesday, Nov. 8, but exactly when you should look up depends on where you are. The eclipse, dubbed the Beaver Blood Moon lunar eclipse since it occurs during November's Full Beaver Moon, will be visible across North America, the Pacific, Australia and Asia.

During the eclipse, the full moon will pass through Earth's shadow as it moves behind our planet with respect to the sun, giving it a spectacular bloody color in the process. 
Our friend Roger Clark at NY1 got a nice clip...

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Thursday's parting shot

A black-and-white view this evening from Seventh Street and First Avenue...

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Thursday's parting shot

Moon pic from Seventh Street at (almost) Avenue A...

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The pre-dawn Moon in Taurus

An early morning dispatch from Felton Davis of the Second Avenue Star Watchers ... the top photo of the waning Moon was taken from Third Street ... with another shot with some of the Moon's features...
Per Felton: "The waning moon is weird in the early morning, all flipped over from its usual early evening waxing position. Out in the country, the famous Pleiades cluster would be visible just a few degrees over from the moon, but at street level here in NYC they are not."

Friday, November 19, 2021

The longest partial moon eclipse in 580 years as seen from 2nd Avenue

As reported:
The full Beaver Moon of November 2021 passed through Earth's shadow in a partial lunar eclipse overnight on Nov. 18-19 in what was the longest eclipse of its kind in 580 years.
And this was obviously a big event for Felton Davis of the Second Avenue Star Watchers

He reports that the event here was almost rained out (ed note: stupid rain):
After a long, cold and drizzly night, the clouds over 2nd Avenue finally parted, revealing a slow eclipse of the Moon that was already in progress. Three or four times from 3:15 to 4:30 a.m., the Moon disappeared behind the clouds, and came back out, and each time I had to reset the (icy cold!) telescope ... and take a few photos.
And props to Amy for coming out and helping Felton get the telescope back inside.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Moon struck

Well, we didn't get to enjoy the full-on effects of the Super Flower Blood Moon like in other parts of the world ... but the moon was pretty super last night. EVG reader Jeanne Krier shared this photo from last evening...

Monday, September 21, 2020

Monday's parting shot

A shot of the moon in its Waxing Crescent Phase (look to the lower right!) via @tweakz229 ...

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday's parting shots

EVG reader Sylvia G. shared these close-ups of the moon from Sixth Street between Avenue C and Avenue D...

Friday, July 20, 2018

Happy National Moon Day

In honor of National Moon Day today... a photo of the moon the other night via EVG contributor Grant Shaffer...

Friday, December 1, 2017

Liquid moon

Goggla shared this photo from Tompkins Square Park... as the moon rose tonight, heat waves from a chimney made it look like it was made of liquid.

There is video too...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A lunar landscape

A shot of last night's waning gibbous Moon with 95 percent illumination as seen from the East Village (via telescope)... Photo by Grant Shaffer

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The supermoon in the wild

People are talking about the moon ... and taking photos of it. Per NPR:

It's the nearest supermoon in almost 70 years — and we won't see another like it until 2034.

"When a full moon makes its closest pass to Earth in its orbit it appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, making it a supermoon," NASA says.


In the U.S., we'll get three chances to see the moon at its brightest and biggest, from around sunset Sunday to Monday's predawn and sunset. On both days, the moon will rise around sunset.

EVG reader SylviaG shared these photos from today...

Keep an eye out for Felton Davis with his telescope on Third Street and Second Avenue outside the Bean.