The Biggest & Brightest Full Moon of 2010
The full moon night is here, and this time its the biggest and brightest of 2010, because its closer to earth than usual. What a spectacle it is, with the reddish object, Mars just to the left of the full moon. The moon has been rising early lately before the sun sets, but today it rose late, around 7ish covered among the clouds, before it illuminates the winter sky.
We took few shots of the first new moon of 2010, appearing 30% brighter and 14% wider. The features of the moon appear so clearly:) Tonight’s full moon is also known as ‘the wolf moon’, a name given by the Native Americans, who believed that packs of hungry wolves howled at the full moon on cold nights; besides they had a different full moon name for each month. The night sky has been quite a visual treat this month. On January 1st, we saw the colorful side of the moon.
There were two faint coloured rings around the moon as thin clouds passed by, on googling I found out that these are called ‘lunar coronas’ caused by the diffraction of moon light by the clouds.
It had several colours and lasted for just few minutes, but it had an incredible depth and it was emitting energy that can absorb your mind, an uplifting experience indeed! So spare few minutes to observe the night sky, the celestial bodies can take you high!
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