Event ~ Solar Eclipse–August 21, 2017, more getting ready, 07/12

This time, protection of the eyes from the potentially blinding sun rays, it one looks at sun before or after totality. Of course, that is always the case.

I have basically covered my photographic kit. Today, it is eye protection. I could have ordered glasses or an eclipse board. I chose to make my own–another DIY–this one DIY [# 27] for 2017. I have finished construction and painting [see my comment]. This is what I came up with:


Olivia will decorate them. That should be interesting!


Photography ~ The Day of the Super Moon, 11/14 [The morning after…]

The clouds permitted 2 peeks and then the moon was gone.

There is nothing super about the size of the moon in these shots. It is too high in the sky and it is now further from the Earth and waning. Nonetheless, still interesting pictures.img_3744-cr2

Photography ~ Strawberry Moon early morning, 06/21

For one night, it was the Summer of Love all over again. Astronomically speaking. For the first time since June 1967, two astronomical phenomena occurred at the same time. Monday evening, a full “strawberry” moon shone in the night sky during the summer solstice — the longest day of the year.