With the constellation of Orion visible in the sky, the past weekend’s so-called “supermoon” illuminates the Indian River Lagoon and the slow moving clouds in this nighttime time exposure from the Fort Pierce waterfront looking southward.
A view of the Moon as seen from the backyard on Saturday, 12 November 2016. This is a preview of the upcoming SuperMoon on Monday, 14 November 2016. On this date the full Moon will be closest to the Earth since 1948, which means the Moon will be 14% closer to the Earth than normal and a whopping 30% brighter. The next time this occurs won’t be until 2034. Looking forward to the full “super” Moon over the next couple […]
The clockwork of the cosmos rolled around to produce a “Supermoon”, a close-approach of the Moon to the Earth making it look a bit larger than normal, and a lunar eclipse. A dual event on the evening of 27 September 2015 that won’t be repeated again until 2033. The easily visible part of the eclipse started around 9:07 p.m. and by around 1:30 a.m. it was all over. The eclipse was photographed from Bob Bruce and Janice Broda’s house on […]
This week’s Supermoon has spurred the annual migration of Blue Land Crabs from their burrows inland to release their eggs into the ocean. According to the University of Florida’s IFAS Extension: “Blue land crabs reach sexual maturity in approximately 4 years. Peak reproductive activity occurs during full moons in summer. After mating, an adult female lays her eggs but carries the egg mass beneath her body for approximately 2 weeks prior to migrating to the ocean and releasing the eggs […]
Images from dawn to dusk starting with the monthly bird count at the Indian River Club with Joe Carroll and Roz James, which began with a glorious sunrise. The family of Florida Scrub-Jays is doing well including their sporadic trap training for the eventful day when they will receive their leg bands. Here one of the Jays retrieves a peanut from a mock cage. A real cage will be substituted when it comes time to catch and band the birds. […]