The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Photo #167 and 167.5

Full Strawberry Moon

This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
An unusually long total lunar eclipse occured last night as the moon turned full (June 15) for skywatchers across parts of South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
At its peak, the total eclipse of the moon lasted 100 minutes, making it the longest lunar eclipse in 11 years. The eclipse was not visible from North America, but observers across a wide swath of the Eastern Hemisphere had a chance to see the lunar event.

Another image from Portland Art Museums Car Exhibit

(PS Look closely and you will see me)

1 comment:

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Funny how many different 'moon' names people have come up with around the world.