Super Man. Super Model. Super Moon.*
The first two might be figments of someone’s imagination (go on, if they were REALLY super models, they’d fly or save things, wouldn’t they?)… but the so-called Super Moon arrived over the weekend and did not disappoint. There was some debate over whether optimum viewing was Saturday or Sunday night, so I had a crack both night!
Now I am no night sky photographer (it’s HARD, man!) but I did get a snap or two.
Rising over a hill a couple of kilometres east of our house, silhouetting some weeds. It even made the weeds look romantic… it IS super!
Through an old gateway beside the road, into a neighbour’s paddock. (This light was SUPER tricky and I admit to fiddling a little).
And around 10pm.
Compared to tonight (behind some cloud at about 6.10pm)
I think, if you look closely, it looks a little like a giant luminous peeled orange – I can actually see quarts!
I know many struggled with cloud cover, and I am hoping that a SUPER full moon doesn’t lead to excessive weirdness in animal or human behaviour this evening. It’s too darned cold for that kind of carry on. (Sitting around 3 degrees C here tonight… brrrrrr!)
Did you manage to see it? Capture it? Was is ‘super’ for you?
* Go on, admit it. You are just relieved this story was constellation-related. And not to do with anyone losing their trousers…