Blood moon and Mars encounter brings in a new dawn.

“Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.”  Rene Daumal

On the morning of 28 July 2018, myself, and lucky observers around the globe, witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime meeting in the sky: the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st century, flanked by a big, brilliant Mars as it heads toward its closest approach to Earth since 2003. 

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Mars and blood moon 28 July 2018

 

I especially enjoyed watching the lunar eclipse, as the atmosphere was really ‘still’ and quiet. This silence pervaded all, as the eclipse slowly unfolded within the night.

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Lunar eclipse 28 July 2018, 2:30-5:55 a.m. Adelaide, South Australia

 

As the moon turned blood red and was in darkness, a kookaburra broke the silence and announced a new dawn, as the moon slowly began to brighten again, and a new day dawned.

Bridget Cameron 🙂

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Super Blue Blood Moon!

 

What a treat last night! For the first time in 152 years, there was a supermoon,
bluemoon, and a total lunar eclipse :) .

It was overcast for much of the eclipse here in Adelaide, South Australia, and I watched mostly behind veiled clouds, which made the transformation appear more mysterious. From super full moon’s brightest haloed light, to the gradually… darkening and disappearing moon; that then changed into blood red, rusty iron oxide red!

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Slowly, the moon became more orange/yellow and brightened, as the Earth’s shadow leisurely departed, and the eclipse came to a close leaving a bright Supermoon.

I was fortunate in capturing some clear images when the clouds dissipated briefly from time to time. This is what I saw! I hope you enjoy…   Did anyone else get to see it? ❤ 🙂

 

SUPERMOON: 14th Nov 2016

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Moon rise splendour

Did you see the Supermoon last night? If not, you can catch it tonight!

A Supermoon means that the moon is at its closest point to the Earth during the lunar orbit, a term called perigree. It’s the biggest Supermoon to rise in almost 69 years, at approximately 18% larger than at its apogee, furthest point from the Earth.  In fact, the full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034.

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Supermoon 16/11/2016

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Misty Supermoon

We are stardust, we are golden…

“We are in the cosmos, and the cosmos is in us.” M Fox

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The Milky Way

When I was on Bruny Island( off the coast of South-Eastern Tasmania) I took the opportunity – with its low population and thus low light pollution, the dark of the moon and a black-out- to take a photo of the awesome Milky Way! I stood in awe of its majesty and beauty; it is so humbling, and so wonderful to be part of it.

“We are stardust, we are golden,

We’ve got to get ourselves,back to the garden.” Joni Mitchell

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AT NIGHT, WHEN THE SEA CRADLES THE WOMB OF THE LAND

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At night, when the sea cradles the womb of the land,
rippling liquid rainbows upon the sand,
I lie back on the dunes and look up at the moon,
moving from horizon to its zenith all too soon.
I hear the hush of the sea, its murmurs and swells,
and hear its rumbling, moving waves crashing like bells.
I feel the earth pulsing beneath me,
I feel the sea moving within me,
As I watch the stars above twinkle,
in a space-time distorted wrinkle,
Upon our Galactic home, Earth,
She is our hearth!

© 2014 Bridget Cameron