Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mystery of the full moon

The full moon rises into the Central Valley sky Monday at sunset.
I just couldn't help sharing this moonrise. Funny, though, if you were actually here looking at it last night, you would have seen all the detail on the face of the moon. But when the camera takes its picture, the detail disappears. In a way it makes it a little more dramatic. This photo does bring up the question: Why is it that the night of the full moon is the only moonrise that occurs at sunset? Tonight, for intance, the moon will rise about an hour after sunset, and on Wednesday a couple hours. So what's going on here? Well, this is a farm blog, so guess I better squeeze in that we got a succession of beets planted yesterday: Bulls Blood, Golden and Chioggia.

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