Full Hunter’s Moon

Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

October 6th, 2017, 12:03 pm #1

Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon – October - This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

https://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names/

Took myself to Nubble Light in York (Maine) for the full moon.  It was a learning experience.  It was at least 25 minutes after moonrise time before the moon cleared the island and building - too dark by then.  Wednesday night would have been the better time for photos.  Now I know, lol.

There were at least a couple dozen photographers set up there, which I expected.  I did not expect the crowd of tourists - on a Thursday evening in October!  Two large tour buses were unloading when I got there.  They were not moon watching - they left before moonrise - just tourists.  Lots of other folks there just hanging out, picnic dinners.  The weather was great and it was fun chatting with folks.  Sohier Park does it up nice - great visitors' center with plenty of restroom accomodations.

In the first pic the moon was behind the building - kind of a cool glow going on there.

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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

October 6th, 2017, 3:12 pm #2

Images on Tapatalk - not working at the moment, reported bug.

On Flickr: (never mind ...)
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Joined: November 13th, 2010, 12:37 pm

October 6th, 2017, 4:32 pm #3

I can see both sets of images. 

They're wicked nice! 
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

October 6th, 2017, 5:39 pm #4

Cathy - Also known as "The heck with Full-er Harvest Full Moon"

Parking at GHBFB was totally full. Settled at surfers end.

My idea for a shot was using 6 inch tall spider pod with flash to light foreground just above rocks and long enough to expose classic house in background and get a sharp image of the moon.

Didn't happen.
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Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm

November 3rd, 2017, 10:18 am #5

Well here it comes again tonight.




I like reading about the psychology of "moon illusion". Last night, on the way to the E. Gloucester debate,
I noticed the almost full moon, just risen and between buildings. it appeared incredibly huge, about as large as I have ever seen.
But take a photo of it, and the picture is not so impressive!

Last night was my best moon illusion ever. I hope to get tricked again tonight.... moonrise 5:41.

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We’ve all seen a full moon looming large shortly after it rises, when it’s still hugging the horizon. Scientists say that large moon is an illusion, a trick your brain is playing. It’s called the moon illusion. Its causes aren’t precisely known. But all full moons seen near a horizon look big, due to a psychological effect called the moon illusion. -- EarthSky News

A simple way of demonstrating that the effect is an illusion is to hold a small pebble (say, 0.33 inches or 8.4 millimetres wide) at arm's length (25 inches or 640 millimetres) with one eye closed, positioning the pebble so that it covers (eclipses) the full Moon when high in the night sky. Then, when the seemingly very large Moon is on the horizon, the same pebble will also cover it, revealing that there has been no change in the size of the Moon. -- wiki
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November 4th, 2017, 6:20 pm #6

Nice Cathy!
I caught the morning moonset:
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Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm

November 4th, 2017, 7:03 pm #7

I saw some more impressive bigness at moonset this morning, on the highway in NH.
So large looking after it slips partly past horizon! Such trickery the head does!

And it seems like the moon hugeness is best if you have a highway ahead
of you with the Moon setting "down the road" if you can arrange it.

Same size Moons.
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

November 4th, 2017, 7:32 pm #8

Wicked high tide the last couple of days.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

November 4th, 2017, 8:47 pm #9

I did get out this morning:

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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

November 4th, 2017, 9:03 pm #10

Beautiful.

To the far right two birds are perched on flood lights - one gull and a raven (?).

Funny that gulls love moon sets and I wonder if this gull had the sense where to look.
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November 4th, 2017, 9:19 pm #11

I think the black one is a gull, too, Leland.  But it sure does look all black, even in full-size view.

I always like looking at all the little details when I upload pics, things that I don't notice when looking through the lens.
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

November 4th, 2017, 9:24 pm #12

Cathy, that pic is superb. Pure Glosta. I admire how hard you work at your craft.
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

November 4th, 2017, 9:25 pm #13

The lighthouse pics are beyond belief...
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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