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Monday February 25, 2013

Brownfield, ME (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: the February full moon can assume any number of different names. It was called the Snow-blinding Moon by the Micmac people in eastern Canada, the Wind Moon to the San Ildefonso of the Southwest, the Blackbear Moon to the Kutenai of the Northwest..also the Sap Moon, Lenten Moon, Crow Moon, Worm Moon. Every full moon stands opposite – or nearly opposite – the sun. Any time you see the moon near the horizon, it might have an orange or reddish color. The reason is Earth’s own atmosphere. The moon’s (or sun’s) light must pass through a greater thickness of atmosphere when rising or setting (that is, when it is near the horizon) than when overhead. Since the atmosphere scatters the bluish component of light, while allowing the redder light to travel straight through to our eyes, objects often appear redder than normal when near the horizon. So any moon, full or not, may look reddish when seen near the horizon. Tonight's moon was quite high in the sky(9PM)..but had this brilliant ring around it..stunning! It's also an indicator of an impending storm..

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5. trailhiker44
4:51 PM GMT on February 26, 2013
Fantastic shot, Susan !
What a beauty !
Thank you for the info - just great !
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4. L8oper8r
11:50 AM GMT on February 26, 2013
What a lovely moment it must have been! I am so captivated by nature in ALL of its glory. I stand out in the elements until I'm driven inside by the extremes - just to get a look-see-feel of it all. Thanx for the great capture of this moon.
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3. Hotzenwaelder
6:50 AM GMT on February 26, 2013
Nice shot, but you left out a bit of information: the full moon is the preferred time for vampires to run about looking for a drink.
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2. suzi46
2:40 AM GMT on February 26, 2013
thanks Eileen..I thank my P510 for the shot! it's a terrific camera.. :)
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1. YouKnowWho
2:32 AM GMT on February 26, 2013
A halo around the moon is so difficult to capture well, but you've accomplished that!
Fantastic!
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suzi46

Living in the mountains of Western Maine on a 15 acre 'gentleman's farm', in a hand hewn log home, has been a wonderful experience these past 6 1/2 years. But it was time to downsize and make a major lifestyle change..so that's what we did!! Going from the Mt Washington Valley region of Maine/NH all the way down to the "Horse Capital of the World"..Marion County in Central Florida! New photo ops in a totally new and intriguing area of this very large and varied state..let the fun begin!

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