Driving to work the other day I was struck by how pretty the moon rising in the east looked. It didn’t look particularly unusual, just something that grabbed my attention. From the parking lot I took the time to snap a few pics, a nice way to start the day.
Somehow I hadn’t shared this one from a couple of weeks ago and it is definitely worthy.
It was a chilly morning on the Great Plains but a beautiful one. The landscape was enjoying the warming, golden light of the rising sun and to the west, a near full moon hovered over the Rocky Mountains. Below, bison graze peacefully and if you look close at that nearest tree, you will see two bald eagles enjoying the morning.
Ah yes, I do love Colorado.
Driving to work this morning the waning crescent moon really got my attention and it definitely was worth the time to stop and grab a few pics.
It was a “balmy” 10 degrees this morning as I stood watching the beautiful full moon descend. While cold, the scene was gorgeous and worth enduring the discomfort. The moon was beautiful and the snow-covered mountains, including Longs Peak, helped add drama as the sun began to shine. Below, horses were grazing quietly in a pasture.
Taken in Boulder County.
The sky was crazy clear along the Colorado Front Range this past Saturday and the bright white of the waning gibbous moon in the sky really drew my attention.
The first two pics were taken before the sun came up, the third, right after (hence the blue).
While the full moon gets all the press, pictures of our only natural satellite actually show much more detail at other stages. That is when the light is less direct and thus helps cast shadows and really shows the depth and color.
Such a beautiful scene yesterday northeast of Denver. The skies above were mostly clear revealing that beautiful blue that we enjoy so much of here. Beneath, the amber colored plains and in the distance, the Flatirons behind Boulder. Clouds from a powerful storm system drape the Rocky Mountains. Throw in that brilliant, clear moon and yeah, I was loving the view.
Just a random capture from this past Sunday of our only natural satellite. I know folks love the full moon shots but captures when it is waning or waxing do a better job showing off the detail and the craters due to the shadows.
My goodness. Those immortal words bring a chill to me every time I hear them but more so today.
It was at the exact moment this photo is being published, 50 years ago, that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon while Michael Collins circled 60 miles above them.
This morning I of course had to take a picture of our only natural satellite and sat and contemplated what an extraordinary feat that was for our nation and mankind. A historic achievement and one that forever changed us.
Fly me to the moon. Or, at least fly by the moon, eh?
Out taking pics last week I look up and see this airplane is going to fly right by the early evening moon. Unfortunately by the time I got my camera dismounted from the tripod and pointed at it, the plane had passed. It still makes for kind of a cool shot I think. Our moon looks absolutely fantastic against that clear, blue, Colorado sky.
As a space geek, I can’t help but look at it and look forward to the day when we can say, “There is a man (or woman!) up there!” It is hard to believe it will soon be 50 years since we first set foot on it. It has been far too long. Let’s go, NASA!
A very cool scene that unfolded last weekend. Low clouds were above and threatening to rain. On the horizon, clouds hung low beyond the foothills of the Colorado Front Range. In between, a thin band of blue sky that was punctuated by the setting moon. Even on a cruddy weather day, we get some pretty cool scenes here in Colorado.