Super-moon? Where Are You…?

There has been much talk in recent weeks about Monday night’s major lunar event – the fact of the moon being ‘super’, ie the closest it gets to the earth.

I love this kind of thing.  It reminds us, if we needed a prompt, of the beauty of nature; that the universe is bigger than us and all our problems.  So I was really looking forward to seeing the moon.

A few days beforehand, the view out of our back window looked like this.  Not the best ever photo, but you get the idea:


Fabulous, I thought – it’s going to be even better with the super-moon.

But, alas, it was not to be.  A thick blanket of cloud over Edinburgh on Monday night meant that not even the super-est of moons could shine through.

Oh well, I thought, I will just have to wait until this phenomenon occurs again – only another 18 years to wait until 2034!

Meanwhile, I contented myself with looking at the beautiful moon photos circulating around – check out this National Geographic summary for example.  And it so happens that my Mum bought me this great postcard when she last visited – I love the design aspect of it, and it means I can have a moon-fix whenever I like.

Copyright Treibholz GmbH, Düsseldorf
Copyright Treibholz GmbH, Düsseldorf

But then, something really unexpected happened – we found that we could see the moon in all its glory the following morning from our front windows!

This is a rather grainy shot, but shows the landscape in full:


And this magnificent picture was taken by Hub at the same time as mine above.  You wouldn’t know it!!  Hub under-exposed the shot to get the detail of the moon’s surface – stunning. I am now a happy moon-bunny! 🙂



13 thoughts on “Super-moon? Where Are You…?

  1. Ah, welcome to my world – Vancouver was cloudy, but there was a small opening for some lucky shutterbugs!!! Knowing there was a super moon behind the clouds was magical. Love your photos – two perspectives.

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  2. “the universe is bigger than us and all our problems”
    So well said. We had the visible moon for two nights now and I couldn’t see the difference, but I loved it too, just like you! Who care if you can see a difference, the moon is super!

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  3. It was beautiful here–I’m sorry you couldn’t see much of it. I tried to take photos but they really didn’t turn out, so I’m enjoying all the amazing ones real photographers took. Your husband did a great job!

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  4. I love the moon too but we had some cloud cover like you. Still got a few peeks though. Last full moon was also big (as will December’s be if I’ve understood correctly – just not as big as this one). And I was rewarded in October by the amazing sight of the moon setting behind the hill near us when I got up. I took pictures but they simply didn’t do it justice. There’s always something magical about gazing at the moon ….

    (Great photo from your hub!)

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    1. I’m not sure what it is, but spotting the moon always seems to bring a sense of joy and peace. Very difficult to get decent photos – I am always trying, but am happy to let Hub do the heavy lifting 🙂 He says thanks for the compliment, by the way x


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