Another photo from this week’s ‘supermoon’ today. The cloud obscured most of the moon, which resulted in a particularly picturesque view! The sky looks an orangey brown behind the clouds, and if you look closely you can just make out the edge of the moon in the centre of the photo.
The forecast for tomorrow evening is thick cloud, so I took the opportunity to take a photo of the ‘Supermoon’ a day early! I love the way the stripes of clouds formed perfectly horizontally across the moon.
Did you know that on Monday (November 14th), the moon will be the closest since 1948? It won’t be this close again until 2034…. and I bet it’ll be forecast to be cloudy then as well!
It really did look like someone had drawn a black marker line through the moon – it hadn’t risen much, so still had an orangey glow, but it wasn’t enough to make the clouds visible.
I still find it strange to see the moon in daylight hours, but according to Metcheck, there’s plenty of daylight hour moon rises to come, as we get closer to the next full moon. Today’s moon is apparently a Waxing Crescent – don’t ask me to explain why it’s called that, but it’s the kind of moon that isn’t new, yet hasn’t got to the first quarter yet.
It’s not quite as clear as a full moon would be, but on an afternoon with hardly any clouds, you can see the moon against the blue sky quite easily.