Photograph – December Moon

I was going to title this post Silent Saturday’ but then realized I couldn’t stay quiet about this beautiful moon. The photo was taken with my Canon camera, zoomed in, and with a flash. I have no idea, other than I was blessed by the Lord, how I managed to capture this image. I took several photos, all were fuzzy and indistinct, and then this one turned out perfectly. Reminds me a bit of life, so many aspects can be blurry, and then suddenly, crystal clarity when it matters.

Initially, I wasn’t interested in a moon photo, but went outdoors to find Jupiter alongside the moon. The planet didn’t disappoint and was glowing large in the sky. I have an app on my phone called Stellarium, and it shows me the position of stars in my area. The view is fascinating. More info here: Stellarium.

Moon watching has its roots in my youth. On a summer night, July 20, 1969, I watched with millions of others as Neil Armstong took that first step on the moon. I have never lost my love for gazing at the moon. I wonder if neighbors think I am crazy, for often, I am outdoors in the moments before dawn in pajamas and robe, taking photographs of the moon as it sits low on the horizon. Since they can’t read my mind, perhaps they are looking at me out their windows a bit askance. 

14 thoughts on “Photograph – December Moon

  1. I enjoyed your words here and am glad you didn’t make it a wordless post!
    How nice that you have the historic early memory of the moon landing and also – this photo did come out brilliant and I like the metaphor you gave
    ☀️😊🙏

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  2. yogiabb

    Beautiful shot, I love moon photos.
    I remember when Neil Armstrong was walking on the moon, I went outside to see if I could see him. I was 14 and should have known better!!

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