Sunday, 13 July 2014

#547 Beyond my studio window: Super Moon - Buck Moon

Last night the full moon was incredibly bright and appeared larger than normal.
The scientific term for the phenomenon is "perigree moon" because it is the point
at which the moon is nearest earth.  The dramatic moon appeared to be 30% brighter
and 16% bigger than normal.  Interestingly, we will experience three
Super Moons this summer:  July 12th,  August 10th,  and September 9th.

Below, is an image of last night's Super Buck Moon.

July is the month of the Full Buck Moon . . . the name denotes the time of the year when
bucks begin to grow new antlers.  Names for full moons date back to Native Americans and some
of the names are haunting beautiful:  Full Wolf Moon is in January . . . so named because the
wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages.  Full Harvest Moon is in September,
Full Hunter's Moon is in October,  and Full Rutting Moon is in November.
More information can be found on The Old Farmer's Almanac link  -

Below are photos taken beyond my studio window at the Wyoming studio and a few sketches of deer.

Below, this little Mule Deer buck hangs out in the loafing shed  . . . he has not yet lost his winter coat and is in velvet.

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