January 2018 has had two full moons. It is sufficiently uncommon to make it newsworthy. Certainly this celestial event has caught the attention of the media. The full moon occurring on January 31st 2018 is known as a supermoon. Its orbit brings it closer to earth than at other times. Correspondingly it appears larger and […]Read more "Monumental Supermoon"
It’s the morning following the evening of the Super-Moon. Cloud cover prevented seeing the moon rising. By 1:00am the clouds had dispersed. And the moon was clear to see. It was bright. It ushered in a beautiful November morning. Gone was the grey damp mist of the previous day. Instead there waa fleeting clouds with […]Read more "Framed"
The 14th of November 2016 is the date of the next super-moon. This is the closest the moon will have been to the earth since 1948. And it will be approximately 20 years until it appears this close again. The weather forecast hints at cloud cover for the 14th of November.. Thankfully there are clear […]Read more "Anticipation"
Last evening’s Supermoon resulted in today’s super tides, both high and low. Double click a photograph to enlarge Now play spot the heron. Compare and contrast High and Low at the pier, Gott Bay.Read more "Tiree’s Super Tides"
Concerns about possible cloud cover at the time of the Eclipse of the Super-Moon over Tiree were groundless. From the comfort of our living room this rare phenomenon was clearly visible, although to photograph you had to leave the warmth and face the chilly wind. The supermoon at first lit up the night sky but gradually the […]Read more "#SuperBloodMoon . . ."