There is an equinox twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. It's when the tilt of the earth's axis is such that the night and the day are approximately the same length everywhere in both the northern and southern hemispheres. This year that moment occurred at bed time last night where I live. Today is the first full day of fall, and we also had a full moon at 5:17 am. The full moon closest to the fall equinox is called a "harvest moon." The last time the harvest moon was this close to the equinox was 1991.
All this thinking about the sun's rays and full moons reminded me of some pictures I've accumulated and received from readers. This seems like the perfect time to share these. Some are quite sunny, others a bit loony.
Here are several pictures people snapped when cranes and the sun were in perfect alignment.
Here are some shots staged by sports-minded people.
This one gets me in the mood for It's a Wonderful Life — George Bailey Lassos the Moon!
Would this be a "moondial?"
This person must have had a lot of fun with this large full moon that evening.
Eating light these days?
Right at your fingertips....
Here's a whole new twist on sunkist....
I've got the moon on a string....
Here's to happy endings!
I'm hoping fall weather will arrive soon too. A day without temps in the 90's will be very welcome indeed! How is fall looking in your part of the world? (Or spring for you readers living in the southern hemisphere?) This might be a great time to get out there, take some cool pictures, and send them my way!
"Don't second guess what God has already shown you." - Drew Conley
A day without sunshine is like ... night.
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