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On March 23 2014 I took the first picture with my brand new camera. I had bought to photograph the moon, but this was a sunrise! And glistening…..
The bank of cloud was breathtaking between the houses opposite . A sun moment
On May 26 (2014) at 4.16 the moon had its moment over there. I saw this sliver of moon (for moments only)……….
between the Poles caught! Look close at the sliver of moon sitting there. You may need to squeeze picture to see. It wasn’t there for long ( maybe just 15 minutes that night/morning) and to date the moon has not been seen since.. The same poles have caught the moon and caught the sun precisely here before (compare wires).
Earlier in the year I had seen the sun come up here standing by my washing line. Sometimes the sky was clothed in golden cloud Sometimes simply naked, rising ; no clouds at all.The moon had been regularly stopping right outside my bedroom window to wake me up seemingly to tell me to go watch the sun so I’ve got used to waking early and doing just that!
Now it seems this was a real game of hide and seek being played out between all the houses just here…. the sun , the moon and me!I
So what was this that happened on May 26 ? I was awake early as usual. I couldn’t blame the moon, I hadn’t seen him for days and days. I was just simply awake. I had gone downstairs and with a coffee in hand I had made my way back upstairs and noticed the spreading pink line over the hills from the upstairs window which looks north, so with a few shots done and dusted the camera suddenly went flat. Knowing the sunrise would come again tomorrow I wasn’t too disappointed. I could simply look out of the upstairs window l. Just enjoy, I thought.But I put the camera on charge…….Then I noticed (out of the corner of my eye) a small sliver of light , like a sword, fingernail, the moon, just poking up above the dark veil of cloud, between the houses near a pole near where the sun had been coming up not so long ago. I wouldn’t have seen it if I had been holding the camera at the sun because. I had no idea the moon would arrive just there, or anywhere just then . Moon had all but disappeared from the other side of the house for a week or so, where he had been waking me. I knew it was only going to last for a moment more as the moon was moving fast towards the cloud above,, so I dashed downstairs to get the camera hoping there was enough charge to catch his climb. I reckon that first sliver appeared just about 4 minutes before the photo was taken (the camera says the shot was taken at 4 16 am) and I could see the moon getting higher and higher in what seemed like just a few minutes until he hid in the blue cloud above and disappeared there.The Sun continued to tease at the end of the road in those minutes of magic not quite awake, not quite asleep I guess.I didn’t care, this was my moon moment!.
The moon was in fact appearing for the very first time for the entire night ( I looked this up later and it seems that the moon only had about half an hour to get up and away again just then.. And what I saw of him represented even less time as he was confined in the space between the sheets of cloud ……. but I got him!.
Where the moon was today, was the place where the sun had flashed onto the tree and a few .weeks ago
Anyway, the picture below is where the sun is in place at 4.16 at the end of the road down the hill whilst that moon was acting fingernails. The pictures are seconds between! By the time I looked back for the moon…… he had gone.
What was this moment? moon light or sun light? Day or night ? or the magic second between?