Supermoon and its Moonshadow


Last night I photographed the “super moon of 2012.”Our beautiful moon was at its closest for the year. It is on an elliptical path, and this coincided with the full moon phase this month, making it extra special, extra bright and beautiful. The moon was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons of the year.

I wasn’t thinking of the “weekly photo challenge: Unfocused”, I wanted a good photo. I wonder if this qualifies?

Everything went perfectly, no clouds in the sky… when I looked at what I captured, I found this:

The super moon and it’s shadow?

The wonderful old song by Cat Steven came to mind… “Moon shadow”. A song of hope in desperate times. A song about looking for the good in a bad situation. A song that reminds me that no matter how things look, how tough the road I am on seems, God is there and He is faithful. Shadows may be following me, But the Light is always with me. Remember that there is always something good, always a bright side.

Oh, I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow,
moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin and hoppin’ on a moonshadow,
moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land,

Oh if I ever lose my hands, Oh if…. I won’t have to work no more.
And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry,
Yes if I ever lose my eyes, Oh if…. I won’t have to cry no more.

Oh I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow,

moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin’ and hoppin’ on a moonshadow,
moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my legs, I won’t moan, and I won’t beg,

Yes if I ever lose my legs, Oh if…. I won’t have to walk no more.
And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south,
Yes if I ever lose my mouth, Oh if…. I won’t have to talk…

Oh I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow,

moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin’ and hoppin’ on a moonshadow,
moonshadow, moonshadow
 
Did it take long to find me
I ask the faithful light
Did it take long to find me
And are you going to stay the night


I’m being followed by a moon shadow
Moon shadow moon shadow
Moon shadow moon shadow
Moon shadow moon shadow

I did manage to capture the moon in all its glory.

The Super moon of 2012

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20 responses to “Supermoon and its Moonshadow

  1. Hi Maggie – seeing as there hasn’t been an official weekly photo challenge this week, I’m stepping up and throwing down a challenge for anyone who’s interested. http://wheresmybackpack.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/reflections/
    I’d love you to join in – the more the merrier. Pass it on. xxx Ailsa

  2. Our sky was overcast, and fog surrounded us, so disappointed not to see the moon in all its splendor. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Really cool picture! I love awesome surprises like that.

  5. Gorgeous images! Thanks.

  6. Love this! And the song. it was always one of my favorites.

  7. That is a magnificent supermoon! I can see the cross in the 2nd moon. Can you?

  8. I’m finally catching up again on blog posts. Thanks for your patience! :-)

  9. Thanks for the pingback :-)

  10. The glorious supermoon was covered by clouds and thunderstorms in my part of the world. Through you, I was able to see it. The moonshadow is a wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing them!

  11. fantastic! We had too much cloud & my camera’s way too small to caputre such gorgeous images.

  12. That photo is contest worthy! Lucky, lucky you. Great take! :)

  13. Great shot you got there, at last. I remember the song very, very well. Cat Stevens really changed..
    Here, we had rain all of last night, so no moon for me.

  14. Gorgeous moon photo! Sadly, it was obscured by cloud here but we’re thankful for the much needed rain that the clouds brought.

  15. Nice Maggie! Did you use any kind of star filter to get the flare effect? Really nice image.

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