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Friday the 13th Honey Moon

June 15, 2014  •  2 Comments

The moon is at it's lowest path this month, with its close proximity to the horizon giving it an amber glow. (Hence the name "Honey Moon").  In other words, all of the dust and pollution on the air scatters the light, similar to what happens at sunset, when the sun appears red or or orange.  Along with the lovely burst of color, during this month's full moon phase, it is is also a perigee moon (at it's closest distance to the Earth).  Put all of this together and you get an awesomely colorful moon rising into and hanging in the sky.  Pretty cool, right?  It's even more amazing when you realize that the last full Honey Moon to appear on Friday the 13th was on June 13th, 1919.  And the next occurrence will not happen until June 13, 2098.  Knowing all of this, I grabbed my gear, some kids, and set out on a short hike to watch this once in a lifetime event.  If you didn't get a chance to see it, no worries, we captured a little bit of it for you.  We hope you enjoy the photos.  Hover over each one to read its description or give it a click to see a larger view.  And have an amazing day!

First Hint of a Honey MoonWe waited for about 30 minutes before we spotted the first hint of a pinkish glow.

It Looks Like the Sun!The little ones were amazed by the color. "It looks like the sun!!"

Golden HoneyThe color was amazing!

What a ViewMy two youngest sons were with me. The mosquitoes gave them a run for their money when I asked them to freeze for this shot.

Spooky MoonOnce it had completely risen off of the horizon, it started to lose some of its golden hue. But was still impressive as it passed behind the clouds.

Honey Through the TreesI stopped for one last shot on the way back. After all, it "was" Friday the 13th. ;)


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Chris Cossey(non-registered)
Awesome! Not sure where I'm gonna put these when we finish the basement.
Lori(non-registered)
BEAUTIFUL!!
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