Monday, January 12, 2009

The full moon has come and gone

I've had no luck this go-around with another moon at perigee so close to the last one. I had hoped to be able to get a couple of shots of our closest satellite, but the weather would not cooperate with my work schedule. Two days last week, the weather broke and gave us clear beautiful days, only to gradually become cloudy shortly after sunset. On Wednesday, I watched the big beautiful moon on my way home from work and was eager to get the scope/camera setup out, but instead, watched slight wispy clouds drift over it as I approached home. By the time dinner was over, it had become a solid but slightly transparent shroud. When I was finally ready, it was a faint glow in the heavy overcast. The same thing happened on Thursday night as well. I'm hoping to get a break in the next day or two...

This past weekend was almost completely cloud covered so I missed the full moon altogether. Sigh...

Ambrose

3 comments:

Sidewalk Universe said...

Sorry you missed it. Do you by chance catch our waning Moon last night? It was resting all cozy in the sickle of Leo - awesome naked eye view. We are having a very mild winter in Reno, this high pressure system is staying put. I will be observing star clusters tonight along with lunar sunset on Crisium.

You still have a bigger Coulter than me.............

ambroseliao said...

I may have a bigger Coulter, but my skies are definitely worse which is a bigger factor in the overall scheme of things! :-)

Sidewalk Universe said...

True, skies are everything. I have been enjoying the Moon in the early a.m. sky along with comet Lulin. Sunset on crater Cauchy/rile/fault complex the other morning was outstanding. Clifford would have give you a great view!