Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A Special Moon tonight.

They said there would be a special moon tonight and just one star - Jupiter I think.  Do click on it
and tell me if you see it.

22 comments:

rashbre said...

Strangely enough, I noticed the moon tonight looking extra-large and an adjacent spot in the sky. Didn't realise it was a special one though!

Pat said...

Rashbre: I half heard it on the radio- half asleep. Would it be Jupiter?

angryparsnip said...

Beautiful !
I see a dot but I am not sure if it a star.

cheers, parsnip

Nea said...

It's the same here. The moon is full and there's only one "star" just to the left of it. We think it's Venus.

Pat said...

Parsnip and Nea.

"Tonight – February 3, 2015 – no matter where you are on Earth, look eastward as soon as darkness falls. The full moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter will couple up together just above the eastern horizon at nightfall. Think photo opportunity!

In North America, we call the February full moon the Wolf Moon, Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. Watch as this February full moon climbs upward with Jupiter throughout the evening hours. The brilliant twosome will reach its high point for the night around midnight, and will descend westward in the wee hours after midnight.


If you’re up early tomorrow, on February 4, look for the moon and Jupiter over the western horizon in the predawn/dawn sky. If you get a good photo, post it at EarthSky Facebook or submit your photo here.

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I remembered correctly.Yay!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the heads (eyes)-up! The sky here was cloudless and we had a clear view.

Pat said...

Jenny: well done! It's a cheering sight in a gloomy February.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Pat, it was a beautiful sight, it was stunning and radiant, and to top it all, there was the sea-wind.

Pat said...

GG: I e-mailed Dylan to tell him to look at the moon and he said:
'Don't you know that I live in a valley & only occasionally get a glimpse of both the sun & the moon ? You sea-siders living in the wide open spaces just don't realise how deprived we are !!!'

So we both are very lucky aren't we?

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Pat. Read your suggestion at about 8p.m., rushed outside and got a beautiful view of the moon and a planet to the left of the moon. Watched for a few minutes then things clouded over; Jupiter (?) vanished in the clouds and the moon came and went among the clouds. Thanks for the suggestion - it was well worth getting friz for the original view of the moon and the planet.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Picture, Pat.....
I missed it all, but, thanks to you, I got to see a truly special sight!
Sometimes I am unable to see the Moon, due to my location.....

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: so glad you caught it. Hope you didn't get a chill.

Pat said...

Naomi: One of these nights I'm going to drag a rug out in the drive and just lie and look skywards without twisting my neck.

giveitanothergo said...

Can't see it on your photo, but we did see it out on the moors, (we have been away for a few days in the Torbay area)

It looked stunning both in the sky and the moon light lighting the snow.

Hope the Reiki helped.

helen

Pat said...

Helen: if you click on it you see a fuzzy moon and lower left Jupiter but never mind if you actually saw it in the flesh.

It is difficult to understand the full effects of both Reflexology and Reiki but the general effect was positive.
During Reiki she told me to imagine my favourite colour and I finally chose the bright turquoise of the Queensland sea and I got a picture of Alastair in a very smart white sun hat which he wore there. There was an intermittent golden light which I tried to hang on to. Another time I would have the treatments on different days.

LL Cool Joe said...

Good photo, I didn't realise there was a special moon last week.

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh I just realised it was on my birthday too, a special moon on my special day. :D

Pat said...

Joey: you must be blessed. I wonder if it happens every year?

Pat said...

Joey: I think it was a flower. Why? Because Angus told me to:)

Ms Scarlet said...

Blimey, where have I been?!
I remember this.
Sx

Nea said...

Yes! I saw Juipiter! Thanks to you!

Pat said...

Scarlet and Nea: I'm so glad you saw it too.

Joey: it was one of those fortunate moments when you hear something interesting on the radio.