Friday, September 19, 2008

Skywatch-The moon during mid autumn festival




As a lunar month is about 29.531 days long, the full moon falls on either the 14th or 15th of the lunar month in those calendars that start the month on the new moon. In any event, the period between full moons can be either 29 or 30 days.
So every mid autumn festival (which falls on the 15th day of the chinese eight lunar month), the moon is always full.
This photo was taken two days before the mid autumn festival so the moon was almost full.
For other sky watchers, you can go to Skywatch blog.

18 comments:

Photo Cache said...

very nice skywatch entry. come and take a peek at my entry whenever you have time.

Jim said...

Nice SWF, looks like you have a couple of extra moons.

alicesg said...

Thanks for the nice comments. I love the 1st photo too and I purposely stand under the lanterns to snap the moon and the lanterns and the buildings. :)

Keropok Man said...

yes, you took the night photos, i took the day ones :)

napaboaniya said...

One of my favourite festivals, lots of beautiful sights to soak in and capture :)
Have a good weekend Alice!!

J.C. said...

I like both photos. With the lanterns and moon, the photos are perfect for Mid-Autumn Festival!

Happy weekend, Alice!

Jules said...

Fantastic - what a great frame and the colours are lovely

evlahos said...

very beautiful composition

babooshka said...

Very creative with the lantern and the moon in view.

Minkydo said...

Beautiful!

Kitem said...

Beautiful photo, I prefer the second one, the seemingly big lantern light, and the small moon at the back.

Bob Dylan said...

What beautiful shots, you're really talented and I can appreciate that. I just love the moon and the lantern together.

alicesg said...

Thank you for all the nice comments. I appreciated them.

GMG said...

Hi Alice! Well, after a short break but a long absence I’m finally back to the blogosphere and found some time to enjoy your excellent blog…
Loved the wonderful pictures, and I'm sure you enjoyed the Festival!
Many thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter, while I was off. It’s now in Kos on the way to Crete! Hope you enjoy and wish you a great weekend and a nice week ahead!

Lawstude said...

those are amazing lantern and moon shots alice. great job.

sorry for not visiting sooner, i am still in my vacation in boracay and it is partly raining here so i got a chance to do some blogging. be back browsing in a jiffy. have a nice day.

Lilli & Nevada said...

these are beautiful latterns could almost past for the moon

mouse (aka kimy) said...

nice composition of the moon with the lanterns....

Lara said...

just wooooooooooow! great shots!