#128 – Peeping Moon

Photo taken: March 22, 2018

I have a broken slat in the blinds over my computer room window that happens to intersect with the path our orbiting and apparent-orbiting celestial bodies take across the sky.  Usually it’s the sun that blinds me in the very early evening on my days off.  The moon’s a bit trickier to catch since I have to actually turn around and notice it during its brief moment of syzygy with the unintentional peephole.  I once caught the full moon staring in at me on Christmas morning, no less.  Earlier this year, I happened to look at just the right time to catch the waxing crescent, and somehow got a sharper picture of it through a hole in my blinds than I’ve ever gotten of the moon taken outdoors.  That’s a photo I can’t take when there’s leaves on my oak tree… those are two small twigs you see silhouetted across the lunula.

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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14 Responses to #128 – Peeping Moon

  1. The moon is difficult to take photos, but you succeeded. And this is not a usual photo, because it is in a very narrow hole.

    • It’s weird that moon came out so clearly. I tried to take some full moon pictures last year, and none of them came out clear. The only clear moon photo I got from the outside was taken during the daytime…

  2. noelleg44 says:

    What you need is a squirrel face peeking in!

  3. Looks like a toothy smile on a well-carved Halloween pumpkin rather than Mr. Moon!!

    Pam

  4. draliman says:

    “Syzygy” – now there’s a words I was fairly convinced you’d made up until I Googled it. It looks like an accidental keyboard mash.

    • That word is the answer to a trivia question I learned when I was in school, and I never forgot it. It’s supposedly the only word in the English language to have five letters in a row that dip below the line when you write it in cursive. Not that anyone writes in cursive anymore…

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Very cool! I sometimes get to see the moon through my west facing window at early mornings. 🙂

    • The setting full moon! A fun fact about the moon is that despite how much bigger it appears to be when it’s rising or setting… it’s actually the same apparent size even when it’s high in the sky. It’s some kind of visual trick that makes it look so big when it’s low…

  6. Trisha says:

    It’s amazing that your camera focused on the moon rather than the blinds! Any hint of anything in the foreground and that’s what my camera focuses on.

    • Yeah, I’ve lost so many good squirrel photos to a stupid limb in the foreground that my camera thought was more interesting. The autofocus on my camera seems to be somewhat random, though… which is why I usually keep taking the same shot if it shows up out of focus the first time. Sometimes it will surprise me…

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