1/10/2009

snow sky snow moon

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snow -
there is blue in the sky
and there is gray





caught in the white of a snow moon
caught in the night of a snow moon



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Full Moon on January 10, 2009


not set
in her ways--
snow moon

George


If skies are clear Saturday, go out at sunset and look for the giant moon rising in the east. It will be the biggest and brightest one of 2009, sure to wow even seasoned observers.

the orbit is not a perfect circle. One portion is about 31,000 miles (50,000 km) closer to our planet than the farthest part, so the moon's apparent size in the sky changes. Saturday night (Jan. 10) the moon will be at perigee, the closest point to us on this orbit.

It will appear about 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than some other full moons during 2009, according to NASA. (A similar setup occurred in December, making that month's full moon the largest of 2008.)
source : http://news.yahoo.com/s/spacce ...



snow moon
behind the old tree ...
what a sight !


Gabi Greve, Happy Haiku Forum



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2 comments:

anonymous said...

Well, it's minus 17 here, Gabi. Everyone's taken out their ice skates and joining marathons of up to 60 km. (about 40 miles).
Me? Enjoying my warm
house, writing and painting ...
From Holland

anonymous said...

Che bello!
M.

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