DID U C THE SUPERMOON ON OVERCAST NEW YEAR’S DAY? NO WORRIES – HERE ARE PICS FROM NEW YEAR’S EVE

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 03:10.



DID U C THE SUPERMOON ON OVERCAST NEW YEAR’S DAY OVER CLEVELAND, OHIO?
 
NO WORRIES – HERE ARE PICS FROM NEW YEAR’S EVE


New Year’s Day -- Monday, January 1, 2018 -- was the day for the full Moon – another Supermoon to show up.


Not surprisingly – it was totally overcast in our neighborhood on the south side of Jefferson Park – a park located on Cleveland’s west side.


Of course I was a little disappointed – but not that much as I had photographed the Supermoon the previous day. (Note: the Supermoon was also visible on Tuesday, January 2. However the one on December 31 appeared bigger and brighter. )


It was a very cold evening on New Year’s Eve with the temperature around 10 deg. F.


The sky was partially clear – with no shortage of clouds.


Clouds were passing by – and for the time I was taking pictures – the supermoon and the clouds were engaged in a dance. The supermoon would show up – over-bright and over-sized and then the clouds would move over covering the supermoon – and then the supermoon –would show up and then the clouds ----------.


The first two photographs were taken around 7:00 pm and the last two – three hours later.
 


The Moon was big – also called a Supermoon -- because it was at its closest distance to Earth. The Moon travels around our planet in an elliptical (oval shaped) orbit. Because of the elliptical shape – the Moon is sometimes closer to Earth – and sometimes farther away. See last slide in the set – courtesy of Angel R. Lopez-Sanchez -- obtained from the Internet.



The January full Moon is also called the Full Wolf Moon.


The photographs were taken with a small hand-held digital camera and appear more eerie than the views from the human eye. I was able to see the full Moon clearly – but the camera did not capture that view.
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The full Moon -- a sight to behold -- is a marvel in our mysterious universe.


Formed 4.6 billion years ago – our Moon always presents the same face to us – because it spins on its axis at the same rate it orbits planet Earth.


The next full Moon (another Supermoon) will arrive on January 31, 2018.


Happy New Year and have a happy lunar month.
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