This full moon on the first of October is the Harvest Moon. It was shining big and bright on the evening of the full moon but alas being without my good camera I wasn't able to capture any good photos for it was too dark so I just soaked it all in!.
I had captured some shots of the full moon among the pine and spruce trees the day before and also among some light clouds the day after to share with you.
The last day of September and just after midnight the full moon was peeking through the tree branches by our deck creating some beautiful displays.
Bright Full Moon Shining Among the Pine Branches
Brilliant Orange Full Moon Cradled by Pine Branches
Close Up Full Moon Cradled by Pine Branches
Silhouettes of Pine Needles in Front of Bright Full Moon
Fine Spruce Branches in Front of Full Moon
Close Up Orange Lined Full Moon with Pine Needle Designs
Later in the evening I was able to get a clear shot of the moon to see the details of it. I count the day before and the day after the official full moon date too also be full moons. You can see in the image below there is only a slight sliver missing from the moon and the side with the missing part shows more details of the cratering on the moon's surface.
Close Up Full Moon With Details of Surface Taken Sept. 30
Skip ahead a couple of days to the day after the full moon and I had stepped out to check if the moon would be giving a show that evening (or should I say early hours of the morning for it was after midnight.) There was enough light in the sky for the clouds to be highlighted but at first I didn't see the moon until it broke above the tree tops looking glorious among those light clouds.
Full Moon Above the Tree Tops Throwing Colorful Light on the Clouds Around It
Looking Through A Tunnel of Clouds to the Bright Full Moon
Close to the full moon there was a bright orange star. EarthSky relayed the information that -
Mars is at its brightest until the year 2035 – will be near the Harvest Moon in late September and early October.
Mars Shining Brightly by the Full Moon Nestled in the Clouds
Closer View of Mars by the Full Moon
Close Up of the Bright Star that is Mars
Waiting for clearings in the clouds I zoomed in closer to see the details of the moon's surface which fascinates me! I wonder what made all those craters and what are those lines running out from the dot at the base of the moon ( that dot that has lines radiating out of it shows up on the upper part of the moon in the Southern Hemisphere opposite to where it is in the northern hemisphere - an observation of @papilloncharity as we use to compare moon shots being we live on opposite ends of the world, I'm in Canada and he is in South Africa)
Closer View of the Full Moon in the Clouds
Closer View of the Full Moon Colored Orange From the Flash
Close Up Full Moon Showing Details of It's surface Taken Oct. 2
Did you take in some of the magic of the full moon? With pictures? I'd love to see them if you care to share!
Big shout out to @ace108 for running the Beautiful Sunday tag every week supporting the accounts. Also to @c0ff33a for the Sublime Sunday tag for your random Sunday posts!
The photos were taken with my Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.