More Moon Madness

Stepped outside earlier and caught the moon in a relatively cloudless sky. Grabbed my camera and took a few shots.

Taken on: 20/03/2016

 

 

 

Not quite full, but hopefully it’ll be a clear sky when it is. Next full moon: Wednesday, March 23.

Update – 01/04/2016: Well, didn’t get to see the full moon, too cloudy, but I did get a few pictures of the waning moon. I saw on Twitter that this is called a gibbous moon. I had heard of this but wasn’t sure what it meant. My interest has moved on a tad since then, so I looked it up:

‘What does it mean when you hear the term “gibbous moon”? It’s when the Moon is more than half full, but not quite fully illuminated, when you look at it from the perspective of Earth. The reason the light changes has to do with how the Moon orbits the Earth.’ Elizabeth Howell

You can read more about the ‘gibbous moon’ here.

Taken on 30/03/2016

 

 

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