Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.


The sun was shining and the sky embroidered with fluffy white clouds. Directly above in the blue, blue, sky was a watery moon. Although it seemed almost pointless I took a couple of photographs but when I looked at them more closely I am pleased that I did. Who would have thought that so much would be visible of a satellite that looked as though it had been painted in a watery pale poster paint?


Moon a little closer

The Moon on a warm Worcestershire day, in April

Moon Facts: Sadly, every site that you may visit will show quite large variations in any measurement concerning the Moon. So, having looked through several books and visiting countless sites the measurements that I have here appear to be a best guess. The Moon is approximately 238,897 miles (384,467 kilometres) distance from the Earth but is gradually pulling away from Earth’s gravity. Every year it succeeds in becoming a little further away and eventually, it will tug itself free. The Moon has an approximate diameter of 2,159 miles (3,476 kilometres). It is made up of a large outer crust which covers a hard mantle then a partially melted inner mantle and lastly an outer iron core which is fluid and finally a hard inner core.


Ann said...

I just love the moon. I'm totally fascinated by it.

Russ said...

The moon is gorgeous. I didn't realize it was pulling away from us. I am sure it is a slow process that I most likely never see.

Christy said...

I too am fascinated with the moon and wish I had a camera which could zoom in well enough to get a clear enough photo. Such a beauty!

""rare*jonRez"" said...

I love the captures of the moon. What a beauty to behold! I have tried taking a picture of it the other night but yours is waaaay beautiful and clear! Fascinating! :)

Kloggers/Polly said...

I was just very lucky with this shot and I didn't realise it until afterwards. When I happened to look online they specified that it must be done with a tripod - I don't possess one. They also said that the shutter speed had to be amazingly fast .... this was very slow and I must have held my hand steady enough to not get a blurred shudder. I tried to take the same moon when it was pitch black but it is truly a large blur .... so I count myself very lucky and the fact that it was during the day makes for an interesting view.
The larger picture, is in fact the same one I just used the zoom on the PC reader to enlarge and then the snip tool before transporting it into photoshop to re-crop it and save it as a Jpeg ... there my secret is out!
I shall have to try again on a dark, dark night and hope that I can keep my hand still ... perhaps a sugar cube might aid me not to shake whilst the shutter is open. Any ideas?

Colleen said...

I hope the moon isn't departing any time soon. I would really miss it. I saw the eclipse (quite visible from here and luckily the clouds cooperated) the very day I got the bad news about my mom.