Sunday-Stills-Our-Satellite

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For this week’s Celestial post I have focussed

on our satellite…the Moon

Moonset out our back door and through

the neighbour’s trees.

 

Blood moon or not clouds were

obscuring the shot that night.

One of my favourite moon images

Moonset behind the neighbours trees

as it came out of my camera.

My all time favourite moon image.

Handheld 500mm Sigma lens

on Nikon D90 or D7100

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Sunday-Stills-Favourite-Being-Celestial

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Lens-Artist-PC-94-At-Home

 

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Verandah images.

Moon setting behind neighbours trees.

 

 

Full moon.

Both images taken from

back (west facing) verandah.

 

Geelong Sunrise

This shot may have been captured

through a window

Sunrise..front (east) verandah.

Morning sunrise.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   At-Home

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   At-Home

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   At-Home

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   At-Home

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Astral

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astral

relating to or resembling the stars.

As far as an astral photo was concerned

the first thing I thought of was the moon.

However, the moon is considered to be

a dead rock that only reflects the sun.

It does have an astral body

but life left it a long time ago.

Source: https://sharonstanford.com/the-moon-and-the-astral-body/

 

 

My Nikon D90 captured this image

using a Sigma 50-500mm lens

Focal length: 500mm

Exposure: 1/500

Apperture: f/6.3

ISO: 400

Handheld

My spelling of ‘apperture’ is considered

to be archaic by Wiktionary,

while other web-based spell checkers

are happy with the double ‘p’.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Astral

Weekly-Weather-Sun-Shower

 

On January 9, I posted this photo of

the moon and its halo which has been

known to be an indicator of rain.

On Friday January 12, rain began to fall.

Slow rain.

Steady rain.

The garden heaved a sigh of relief.

Overnight we received

8.5 millimetres/30 points,

of rain.

This morning  the rain has continued

in showers through to mid afternoon.

Not much sun but we have had showers

similar to this one in early October.

 

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Weekly Weather: Sun Shower

Weekly Weather

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk122_Weather


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A halo around the moon has always

said to be a sign of rain.

Our temperature dropped from 40 plus, one day,

to around 20 degrees the next.

And there it has remained.

Since Friday we have received an inch of rain since.

Just the sort of weather we need in summer.

No fires.

Not good for tourists and holiday makers though.

However, we do still have February to come.

And the weather forecast is for more heat next week.

An elephants crossing Botswana’s Chobe River.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Weather