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

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Tuesday's parting shot

The moon over the Christodora House on Avenue B early this evening...

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

A pre-dawn collab with the Moon and the Seven Sisters

Felton Davis of the Second Avenue Star Watchers shared this dispatch early this morning...
Waning crescent Moon and very close by, the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus, high over East Third Street at 4 a.m. on Wednesday. 

All Seven Sisters could clearly be seen, especially if you blocked the glare from the Moon, but only three of them showed up in the photos.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Midnight moon over 2nd Avenue

Felton Davis of the Second Avenue Star Watchers shared this dispatch from last night...

"After two months of haze and smoke, finally, an almost-full moon hovers over Second Avenue at midnight."
Expect a full moon tonight... and then there's a rare blue supermoon coming at the end of the month.

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? 

Per Space.com
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 Space.com 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...