The moon is full on Monday morning, November 14. And it’s also a supermoon! Yes, the moon is exactly full just about 90 minutes after it reached perigee (the point in the Moon’s orbit where it is closest to Earth). As a result, it is the closest (and largest) supermoon since January 1948. So, skies permitting,… Read More November’s Supermoon
Venus and Jupiter, on the evening of June 30, 2015, as seen from an alley in my neighborhood in Chicago. Tonight and tomorrow night (July 1) the two planets are closer together in the sky than the width of the Full Moon.
I captured the following image of the waxing crescent Moon tonight (Tuesday, November 25): The Moon was three days old. New Moon was on Saturday, but skies over Chicago remained cloudy and/or stormy for the next two nights, preventing me from seeing an even younger Moon. Nonetheless, in just four days, the Moon’s appearance changed… Read More Three-Day-Old Moon
I captured this image this morning (November 21) at sunrise. Can you find the Moon? It is a waning crescent Moon just one day before New Moon! It was extremely difficult to spot, even though the seeing conditions were excellent, and thanks to Lake Michigan, I had an unobstructed Eastern horizon. Very thin crescent moons… Read More Can You Spot the Moon?
I took the photo above on Saturday when the Moon was just two days old. The Crescent Moon is visible in the west around sunset. Watch it grow over the next few nights.
At about 4:50 pm CDT, the Sun–the eclipse having started–went behind this cloud and stayed there the rest of the afternoon: