Monday, June 24, 2013

Supermoon over Jarowair 23 June 2013

Last Night we witnessed the Supermoon over our patch. Although it was mostly covered in cloud, it was still blindingly bright and beautiful. Though the binoculars it was truly amazing.  These are a few of the photos that I took of this great event.

Supermoon over Jarowair 23 June 2013

More About the Supermoon:

"Set to peak on Sunday, June 23, the 2013 supermoon is noteworthy not only for the remarkable sight it will present to skywatchers but also because it will be the largestsupermoon this year.
Also known as a perigee moon, the event occurs when a full moon lines up with the Earth and the sun at a specific point in its orbit, called the lunar perigee. That's the point at which the moon is nearest to Earth as it traces its elliptical path around our planet.
Since it's closer to us, the moon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual. Coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, the term "supermoon"essentially means a bigger and brighter full moon.
But what makes Sunday's supermoon so special?

While skywatchers will be able to spot another supermoon in July, the moon will not be this close again until August 2014."

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Weebills at Jarowair 23 June 2013

Many Weebills and Striated Pardalote's were high in the tree-tops at Jarowair today hovering from tree to tree feeding on insects that couldn't be seen from the ground below.  I am sure this the first time I have seen Weebills at our patch. Photos are limited as they moved far to quickly for me to capture them well.

Weebill at Jarowair 23 June 2013

Later that afternoon we enjoyed a stunning pink and blue sunset over the trees to finish the day nicely.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Misty Morning Spiderwebs 16th June 2013

There can be beauty in anything, including Spiderwebs.  I took these photos at our patch one foggy morning in June 2013.  J. Gray.