Full Wolf Moon Setting

Full Wolf Moon Setting

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

January 1st, 2018, 6:50 am #1

Full Wolf Moon – January - Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.

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

According to the weather app on my phone, the temp was 1° and the wind chill was -17°.  I got one shot, lol.  I went to Pirate's Lane where I didn't have to get out of my car.  Set up my tripod outside my car so I could stay in the car and reach through the window, lol.  Even at that, my fingers didn't work for very long and the wind was shaking the camera.  The moon was a beauty, though, and there was sea smoke, too.

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

January 1st, 2018, 11:53 pm #2

This photo reminds me of Edward Hopper’s “Nightwatch”.   It’s fun to see the side of the GMHC as if lit up by what appear the moon as a gigantic spotlight.  

On your above photograph I used the photo editor on my iPhone (IOS 11) and it has many parameters in addition to “popping” the picture with just “contrast and brightness”. I came up with a version that pops the UU church on the left - but then the right side wasn’t right for me.  I might try the “lightbox” app - which has good reviews.

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Hopper roomed at the (once “black” or dark grsy) house opposite Joan on the circle opposite the Legion (Happy 100th!) - his oil paintings certainly blessed Gloucester.  He also painted in NYC and all over Europe!  

Nightwatch  —.
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Joined: August 28th, 2007, 12:19 am

January 2nd, 2018, 9:14 am #3

What a way to start a new year, with a brilliant Full Wolf Super Moon beaming it's beauty into my home, waking me earlier than usual, but creating an aura that damps the cold and brightens the day.

Thanks for recording it, Cathy!
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

January 2nd, 2018, 9:12 pm #4

Yesterday's moonrise was a beauty, too!  I planned to get out - the timing of moonrise and sunset made for great light. Started my car, got distracted and lost track of the time.  Looked at the clock, grabbed my camera and headed out, but it was too high by then to get a good pic.  I pulled over on the Boulevard to get a couple shots anyway - left the darn media card in my computer, lol.
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