Friday, June 13, 2014

Gazing Upward at the Moon...


I love the moon in the way that most people love the sun. Maybe I was Dracula in a former life. Tonight, the full moon will coincide with Friday the 13th. How cool eh? It won’t happen again until the year 2049! I can’t wait to see it.

It was extraordinarily bright last night. I had to go outside for a while and enjoy it. While appreciating the moon’s beauty last night, I caught myself wondering, as I have before, about how many people in the world were looking at the moon at that very second. Of course I’ll never know the answer to that question. But I always wonder.

Do you ever wonder about that?  

When I watch the moon, I just sit there in wonderment and awe. Here is this glowing white sphere in the sky, bringing magic to the darkness. Ribbons of moonlight stretching across the sky, reflecting off of ocean’s surfaces, and percolating through tree tops to the ground below.

It is beauty on the grandest of scales.

Do you take time to appreciate the beauty of the moon?

149 comments:

  1. I love the moon...when I am away, I wonder if my loved ones are watching it.....

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  2. For me, it is one of the sights that takes me out of my little world. When I go out to take photographs, It may be my tree, my bird, my butterfly, my barn...but the minute I look up, I become one of millions gazing at the same wonder.

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  3. Oh yes....I like this whole concept. I will have to go check out when the moon rises on Friday the 13th now, so I can document this.

    Excellent.

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  4. I love the moon, too :) I've always had a connection to it. As a teenager I believed memorable things would happen to me a lot when it was full moon :) Now I wonder if it was coincidence, but I still love looking at it, getting lost in thoughts thinking about anything and everything. Honey, we have an amazing view on the moon from our balcony. Let's sit out there on warm summer nights and watch the moon while holding hands, talking about us and anything else that comes to our minds. I would love that so much. I love you, my wonderful fiancé.

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  5. Of course I take time to appreciate the beauty of the moon. I've always loved it. I'm quite the night owl. Because the summer means the sun rises earlier I've seen my fair share of sunrises lately actually.

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  6. Just this morning, at 4am, I was outside with Holly admiring the moon. Well, she was sniffing around more than admiring but I paused and looked up and just basked in the glow, as it were. Tonight's the moon will be full and my son will be here. It's a wonderful Friday, the 13th. I hope you enjoy every minute of it, every second even!

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  7. I didn't even realize it was Friday the 13th!
    The full moon when it's really low and red in the sky is rather cool.

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  8. oh most def....and that it is a fixed point available to so many people at the same time....draws us closer together....we def share it...love the moon...will be looking at her tonight while i am driving....

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  9. The photo of the moon brought back a sweet memory...
    When the kidling was very wee, even before she was talking, we were leaving my Dad's and the moon was very bright and close to the horizon. It was the first time she'd really taken notice of it, and I'll never forget how she craned her neck back so far she was laying over my shoulder, chubby little starfish hands raised... crying for a moon she couldn't quite reach.

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  10. Keith , thank you for reminding me to take time to dance in the moonlight !
    I do love gazing at the moon and had forgotten to do this lately. Very neat that the full moon is showing it's lovely face on Friday the 13th and that it wont happen again until 2049 ~ this will have to be a special night . If you peek out at it tonight ~ know I have sent you and your lovely girl a happy little wave :)

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  11. I have been working a ton of OT this week ... so I have been going to bed almost as soon as I get home at night lately ... but I did get to enjoy the Full Moon when I awoke this AM (perks of getting up at 3...lol!!) ... Happy JASON Day! :)

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  12. I am really hoping to get some photos of the moon tonight!

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  13. yes I love the moon too-very romantic I think. didn't realize about the full moon on the friday the 13th-thanks-and we are finally to have clear skies today-so should be a good view here also. we have had rain almost every day for 3 weeks straight now-they say we are finally caught up with the water numbers. have an awesome weekend Keith

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  14. I was gazing at the moon yesterday, marveling how full and round it was. It might have been “at this very second if we were in the same time zone. Greetings from Russia!

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  15. I love them all.... especially the "harvest moon."....;)

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  16. Just one more thing to take for granted.

    Sometimes I do notice, especially when it is low in the sky.

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  17. Absolutely...it is beautiful in all its stages.

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  18. This is too funny that you post this!!

    Last night a few of my friends and I were going to Target after a movie and I saw the moon and I flipped out! I got a decent photo, but it really doesn't do the moon justice. I'm going to post it today!

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  19. The pull of the beautiful moon, in more ways than one! Yes I watch it from tiny sliver to full. We've had dust in the air here and the moon has been red, now its cloudy and it's hiding. My brother-in-law when he was an emt said the full moon caused 911 to run over and the emergency room at the hospital to fill.

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  20. I have wondered the same thing myself. I wonder who's watching this full moon as the same time as me...

    It feels even more special when you have a lover to share a walk in the light of a full moon. Very romantic.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  21. The moon and the night hold a great attraction for me. It brings to the surface the details suppressed in the day, and that I can now calmly muse about...

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  22. I do appreciate that moon. And that's a great shot of it!

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  23. I also love gazing at the moon and yes, I've had the same thoughts as you.
    My cousin was in Afghanistan several times while serving our country, and I used to look at the moon and wonder if he was looking at it at the same time.

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  24. Indeed I do. I told my wee grands that no matter where I am in the world, I look at the moon and they are looking at that very same moon, so we are still connected. "I see the moon, and the moon sees me..."

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  25. I'd love to go on our roof and take pictures of it if it's not cloudy/stormy as it has been lately. In Greece it's Tuesday the 13th that is considered unlucky.

    Have a great night looking at the full moon tonight!

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  26. I will have to try to get some photos!!!! Thanks for reminding me about it, I would of just went to bed. hahahaha

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  27. i always wonder if my sister is staring at it, too. when we miss each other, we stare at the moon.

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  28. Ah! So that is why I have felt so...odd. :) I do love the moon dearly in all its shapes and colors (last month in Provence the full moon was orange!) but it does tend to pull around my emotions!
    Bon Weekend,
    Heather

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  29. Maybe you can make that your life's mission, to know how many people stare at the moon at the same time lol it is quite the sight indeed

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  30. we had huge thunderstorms with plenty of lightning roll through last night - happily we woke to a clear sky with the moon glowing brightly!

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  31. Great photo! The moon really was breathtaking last night. And I know how hard it is to photograph. I never can get moon photos to come out well, but I'm just an amateur.

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  32. I need my Moon moment though I rarely get it whether timing or position, I miss it most of the time, well since I was forced out of my rented house to an apt.

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  33. I always look at the moon and wonder if that man still lives there... smiles.

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  34. I have wondered about that too! :) Love to look at the moon!

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  35. I take time to appreciate all the beauty around me.

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  36. I love the night sky, I love looking up the stars as well.

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  37. I LOVE looking at the moon, such a small special treat!

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  38. Yes---there is wonderment when watching the sky/moon/sunsets/sunrises, etc... I find such peace when watching and photographing them. Amazing about the combination of Friday the 13th with a full moon... I probably won't be around for the next one... ha....

    Are you at the college in Berea? I had a couple of cousins (many years ago) who went to Berea (from my hometown of Big Stone Gap, VA). They were in a big family of nine children --and couldn't afford to go to another college. BUT--I always heard GREAT things about that school.

    Thanks for visiting me, Optimistic One...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  39. I have always been notoriously nocturnal and I have a passionate love for the beauty and mystery of the moon (you can blame it on my vampiric Hungarian blood).

    Unfortunately, I've been so busy with so many problems lately that I haven't had time to pay attention to the wonders of the night. Thank you for reminding me that today is Friday the 13th, with the added delight of a full moon! I will be looking skyward after dark.

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  40. Yes, I love the moon. Actually, everything about the sky. And I've often wondered the same thing when gazing skyward: who else is looking up there right this minute? When my husband was in Vietnam, it tormented me to think about him being on the other side of the world, under the same beautiful sky, but suffering through such ugly circumstances.

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  41. It can capture the attention of anyone

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  42. I'm most definitely a moon child. There's just something about that gentle light shining in the dark sky that I've always found comforting...and wonderfully mysterious.

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  43. In answer to your question, 'oh yes, I do!' and I like to think of my family (living in various locations) looking up at the moon at the same time. Somehow it shrinks the distance between us.

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  44. Yeppers, love the moon, sun, flowers, animals. The whole honkin' package. Have a groovy weekend and boogie boogie.

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  45. We both have a moon shot in our posts today, Keith. :)

    The Happy Whisk's whole honkin' comment made smile.

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  46. I love full moons.
    And, of course, my family knows about my Full Moon Obsession and here's what my mom's response is most of time when she sees me staring at the beautiful orb, "People who love full moons are either in love or are gliding into lunacy."
    To which my answer is, "Well, it's maybe a bit of both in my case."

    Also also, full moon on Friday the 13th! Just realised that after reading your blog.

    Oh and, visit my blog at http://lluviatic.blogspot.com/

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  47. It's bewildering to think that the moon is universal. From every place, town, or city on planet Earth the moon is completely accessible. And so very beautiful. Amazing that people that we've never met and we may never know are possibly gazing at the moon the same time as us, equally enchanted by its beauty.

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  48. I knew it was close to the full moon, hopefully it'll be clear tonight so we can enjoy the moon here; I think there are probably millions of people looking at the moon at the same time as others are looking at it. To me the moon is a relaxing presence and the sun is an energizing presence.

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  49. Yes I do! I love full moon nights.. My name means moon light in my regional language........ :-)
    and thanks for reminding its friday the thirteenth! heheh time for some horror movies...

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  50. Every day! I love the moon! Have you looked at it through a telescope? AMAZING.

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  51. Indeed I do! I try to take pictures every month when it is full. Unlike he sun, you can see the whole landscape of the moon! Now a question for you! We all know what our side of the moon looks like, but do you ever wonder what the dark side of the moon looks like? Apparently Pink Floyd did!

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  52. I definitely have thought the same things when looking at our moon. I saw your post on Instagram and it made me stop and ponder. What an amazing world we live in! Have a great weekend, sweet Keith!

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  53. Well, I would have taken the time last night, but our cloud cover prevented it. Glad you got to see it. And yes, I often wondering when gazing at the stars and moon how many others are gazing with me. :)

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  54. it's beautiful, the moon. i love the darkness at the end of the day.....signaling it's now time to rest!!!

    i have the "night sky" app on my iphone and i love how it points out and names all the stars in the sky, the hubs and i use it often. very cool background music as well. so many people don't notice all of the natural beauty around us, i am not one of them. your image is awesome!!!

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  55. In our home in India our dad would let us sleep under the sky up until midnight and we would love to look at the moon and the stars. It is only after midnight that the fruit bats would come on the trees, then we had to go back in.

    I don't think we have to be of any sub - human or even super human back ground to love the moon. As a matter of fact our faith has a calender that goes from New moon to New moon.
    Hindus have given a lot of importance to Full moon as well.
    Too bad we are going to have this rain going through the whole night, otherwise we love to look at the moon. It is beautiful.

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  56. I have been a moon-gazer since about the age of three ...
    So love the moon and my hubby and I sit in our back yard and gaze together.
    Very often I will make a good wish on the moon for my loved ones and wonder if they are gazing at the same time as I am
    Gorgeous moon shot
    Smiles

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  57. I love the moon more than the sun also. :-) It seems way more people adore the sun though, which is interesting! Was just checking those facts about the Friday the 13th etc earlier too! A link for you!

    http://earthsky.org/space/when-does-friday-the-13th-have-a-full-moon?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=146325a9f3-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-146325a9f3-393896625

    Anyway, enjoy the beauty! The moon is beauty to be admired forever.

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  58. I love to look at the moon!

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  59. I watched the moon last night, too, and wondered the same thing. I called my daughter, and she, too, was ogling the moon. :-)
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  60. I wonder who is staring up at the moon when I do, too. I wonder how many people I know are doing it at the same time as me. I'll have to go out tonight to see the moon- if the clouds clear. That's pretty cool that it's a full moon on Friday the 13th!

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  61. I love the moon too. We have anti-light pollution street lamps in our town, so you can see the stars as well. In the winter, when it's dark as I walk home from work, I'm usually staring straight up - it's lucky I get home at all!

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  62. Since I was a little girl, I have always wondered that very same thing. Are others gazing up at the moon? What are they feeling? Are they sad? Am I in someones thoughts etc ...?

    And last night, Friday the 13th, the moon was positively magnificent! Have a great weekend :)

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  63. Well, I guess that millions & trillions of people will be looking at the moon and maybe wondering about others,too.
    I often ask myself similar questions to your own. How many people.....

    One thing for sure is that I won't be around on the next Fri 13th looking at a full moon!
    The moon has always fasciated people throughout the ages and is supposed to affect our moods.

    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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  64. I too love the moon. We have had 100 per cent cloud cover for the last few nights so the moon was in hiding - but she will be back - and I will rejoice when I see her.

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  65. It happened here 12 hours ago, still the 13th. There was a lot of cloud and it made terrific reflections in the sky.

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  66. I have thought about that many times....and I think I was admiring the moon about 10 last night.

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  67. We have a hot tub and often admire the summer night sky while we enjoy the water. Sadly, it's been pouring rain in Pennsylvania for most of the day. But maybe if it clears up this evening, my husband and I can get out to the hot tub with a martini and see the full moon. Thanks for the reminder!

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  68. I love the moon too! I m not sure If I will see tonight because is a cloudy day!
    We are in wi nter but last night I noticed the moon look beautiful.
    Was after rain all day and snow in some parts and at night the moo was amazing!
    BTW i will see this night Keith:)

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  69. It was like being on moonlight bay here last night...without the bay. And I never gave it a thought that it was Friday, 13th. Of course, our Friday, 13th arrived before yours did...so I'll give it some thought today! ;)

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  70. Dear OE, when I lived in Stillwater, Minnesota, I would often go outside into the side yard and gaze up at the stars and the moon. In the winter, the frigid air gave a clarity that made me feel as if I could touch the heavens. Here in Missouri I'm less likely to go outside. My home is much closer to my neighbors and there are streetlight that dim the sky. But oh, I have good memories of the moon. Peace.

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  71. Yes! It's magic. We used to do full moon hikes.

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  72. Keith, I so often look at the moon and reflect on how many others are looking at the moon; and I feel a connection with all those who are. I hope I am able to take a photo of the moon tonight, especially since there will not be another Friday the 13th moon until 2049. I really believe the moon is a connector of people. Wonderful topic, Keith.

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  73. I wonder that all the time. I always am amazed that people actually walked on the moon.

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  74. i don't spend hardly any time thinking of the moon or enjoying it's beauty---maybe this summer, i will change that :)

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  75. I too, watched the moon on Friday the 13th :)

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  76. Even I wonder the same ... who else would be looking at the same object of wonder, at the same time ... It's kinda magic, enchanting and beautiful ..... and, yes, even I'm a Moon Gal ... :) :)

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  77. I really don't see the moon very often as I'm usually at home with my drapes drawn - but when I happen to be out in the evening - I do find it fascinating. It's always different and always makes the world around me look different.

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  78. I agree Keith with you and many of the things said by your lovely followers, but it was Beate's comment which left me breathless. Won't be long my friend!

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  79. Yes, I love the moon and surprise, surprise, for once here in West Michigan the skies are clear and we may even be able to see it. I have watched the full moon rise over the ocean or out in the desert so many times

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  80. I'm kinda bored by the moon unless it's a red one. What I really want to see is Saturn through a telescope.

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  81. Ah yes and last night here, in England, the brilliant moon, silhouetted beyond yonder trees in my garden, cast an eerie glow in my living room.

    Majestic moon and let's remember not to put ads on it. A moon-filled weekend to you, Keith.

    Gary

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  82. I frequently take time to observe the moon and also the clouds. So much to appreciate and wonder over in the skies.

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  83. my husband is an amateur astronomer--he grabs his telescope and runs outside to see the moon on a clear night. Oh the things we see.

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  84. Yes, I am a moon gazer too. Just the other day I was thrilled to see the moon in broad daylight. I laid in the grass for a bit, just marveling on it.

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  85. Absolutely. I walk by the light of the moon, following it all the way to the sea. It keeps me company, such lovely company.

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  86. Hi Keith,

    I too marveled looking up at the wonderful full moon last night - and right from a little girl I can always see the bunny in the moon. Also when it is just coming up it looks incredibly big and a bright colour.
    Enjoy your weekend
    Carolyn

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  87. there is romance attached to the MOON...It brings warm memories everytime I look at it.

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  88. This post reads like a poem :-)

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  89. Keith, tonight's full moon coincides with its orbital perigee and will not happen again until June 2098, I hear it will be honey-colored!

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  90. I love looking at the full moons.

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  91. Oh, the brightest of all light is,
    The moonlight.
    So pale,beautiful, and white.

    The tranquility of this scene,
    and the wondrous sheen,
    is so wonderful to think about.

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  92. Oh yes Keith I watched that moon last night but as I'm in New Zealand where we are 16 hours ahead of your time, I saw it much earlier - hard to grasp!
    We had a wonderful dinner at our local Italian ristorante and capped off beautifully by watching that big, bright magical full moon on our way home!

    My daughter married a french man and lives in a village in France, almost 12,000 miles away from us. Although I miss her terribly I take great comfort when I look up to the sky and see the moon and think "we both watch the same moon – just at different times".
    So like you Keith, I'm a great moon watcher and think of Mr Moon as my friend!
    I love this post thank you!
    Shane

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  93. Haven't seen the moon yesterday but love him. Just as much as all the stars We have a clear sky here and see many stars and sometimes the milky way
    especially at lake Tekapo here you have the most amazing skies

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  94. It was the Honey Moon. A new term for me after 67 years on the planet.

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  95. Moon madness is always a favorite phrase. I used to love a full moon as a child because there was less haze in the sky.

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  96. Yes, I wonder about that and all sorts of things that don't serve any real purpose aside from fueling my imagination and curiosity!

    I love the moon. It is mysterious and mesmerizing!

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  97. I think you were a cat in your former life, Keith! You sat on a roof watching at the moon, what do you think? :)))
    When I watch the moon,I try to see town, rivers, streets, etc. there.Have no idea why.

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  98. I love sitting out on my deck in the evening when it is clear and I can see the moon and the stars... I think the same thing you do Keith, I wonder how many people are looking at it too. It is great to take time out and appreciate all the beauty around us :)

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  99. I love the moon more than the sun as well. I love going outside in the middle of the night when its quiet and the moons light is just so clear and its just bright enough and just what you need. It feeds my creativity. many times I will go sit in the middle of my yard and write or meditate or dance.

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  100. I love gazing up at the moon too. It frustrates me at times because I try taking pictures of it, but my camera just isn't good enough to take a decent shot like the one in your post. Most of the time they come out as blurred white blobs.

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  101. I often take time to gaze upon the moon. It has always had an allure for me as it glows from the heavens. There is something so mystical about the moon and it does make my head swoon. When I can't sleep at night I often look towards the sky in wonderment. I guess I am in awe of all that is above the sun, moon and stars all fascinate me. Nature and the universe hold the answers if we would only take a moment to listen.

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  102. Well we had rain and lots of it so there was no chance to see the full moon. I love gazing up up up at the stars and moon. I heard the moon was called the Strawberry Moon because this is Strawberry time out this way anyway. MB

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  103. I enjoy the moon very much. We all stood out on the docks last night and watched the beautiful moon.

    I learned a long time ago that you need to stop and smell the roses along the way.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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  104. Indeed I do! La luna bella is always with me :)

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  105. Yes I do wonder who's looking at the moon at the same time I am. Especially back in the day when a lost love was.. well, lost… OR the animals ~ I too, love the moon… can't believe I forgot to look at it last night!

    "When I watch the moon, I just sit there in wonderment and awe. Here is this glowing white sphere in the sky, bringing magic to the darkness. Ribbons of moonlight stretching across the sky, reflecting off of ocean’s surfaces, and percolating through tree tops to the ground below.

    It is beauty on the grandest of scales."

    sigh … I didn't write that?

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  106. You have the soul of a poet, Keith! The silvery moonlight is always magical. Many people can see it at the same time from many different places and that gives it a special significance, a sharing, a witnessing of beauty together. xo Karen

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  107. Wonderful post, Keith! I love the moon. One of my favorite things about having a dog is that I have to take her outside at night and one of the first things that I do once we're out is look for the moon. Mina doesn't respond to the moon at all, but I remember when I had my sister's dog Jinni for six months (the Whippet, if you remember her) she'd look at the full moon and there were times when I almost expected her to howl. She never did, she wasn't a howler (she didn't even bark), but it was fun to see her glance up at the moon for a few minutes.

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  108. Yes. We heard about that. My husband and I made a date to watch the moon in 2049. Of course, your odds of seeing it then are better than mine.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  109. Oh yes, the moon is fascinating. You get different views of it at different times and of course it does such dramatic things to earth and humans alike. It always feel like a special treat when you see it during the day. It's like seeing a rare bird or something!

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  110. I am one among those look into the moon at wonder. I guess everyone would have wondered at least for a second in their life time… I really missed the opportunity to enjoy the moon while it enhanced! Glad u did :)

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  111. I loved the moon we just had. Now, if it had been a blue moon, I would have run away to the comfort of my bed... or under it. Beautiful photo.

    Greetings from London.

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  112. I love watching the moon. I was once lucky enough to watch a whole lunar eclipse from the comfort of my own living room, an amazing sight.

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  113. i do wonder about that often! and yes, i take a good time enjoying the full moon. sometimes we would sit on the porch sipping coke until 2 am just to watch the moon.

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  114. Our house has been warm but not enough to turn on the AC yet, so we've been sleeping with the windows open and that means we can't pull down the shade (the wind makes them thwap in the night...annoying). Last night the moon was SO bright through the crack in the curtains that it woke me up! I did get to see it when I got up at the crack before dawn to go to work today.

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  115. oh ALWAYS! Moon-glade is one of my favourite words!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  116. I don't usually admire the moon. I have admired the stars. After seeing your post i am going to see how the moon likes!

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  117. Yes, I've wondered that same question about how many people are looking at the moon. My favorite is to see it reflected off the water.

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  118. I do think about that sometimes, and wonder the same thing about the stars and other interesting sights. Another thing I wonder about (and not directly related to nature, I suppose) is what someone's life was like many years ago. Like when I see an elderly person at the store, I wonder what they've experienced and how it made them a better person, or not, from it. Have a great week!

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  119. Hello Keith. I have always been 'drawn' to the moon since I was a child. It's pull on our planet effects the tides of course and also people....me being one of them. We are intrinsically connected to our closest neighbour. How could we not be?
    It was overcast here, so we missed seeing this beautiful sight. your experience sounds enchanting indeed.

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  120. i totally missed this. but i loved watching the moon and stars as a child. i still remember riding in the car at night - i think we were all going back home from our grandparents' house and there was a moon. it kept following us - or so i thought and kept asking my dad why it was following us and if it was going to follow us all the way home :)

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  121. Hi There, Wow--you get a lot of comments... I thought I got a lot (about 60 or so) --but you get more than I EVER get... I have a hard time keeping up with the ones I have!!!! ha..... Facebook also keeps me busy!

    I did subscribe to your blog via email --which is my favorite way to get blog posts.... SO--I shouldn't miss any of your posts.

    We also saw that moon --and were in awe of this particular event. Hubby and I probably won't be alive when it happens again --since we'll both be 107... ha

    Great photo.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  122. I often look at the stars or moon and feel united with others doing the same... Beautiful shot!

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  123. It was brief but I did go out to my parents' patio to stare at the moon for a while. So gorgeous!!!

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  124. Keith,
    OH MY GOSH! We were driving to So Cal. and I saw the moon on Friday, and it looked so beautiful and different, and I had no idea of the story behind it! The moon has always been magical to me, and it's nice to hear that me and my blog friend were looking at this spectacular sight on the same night. Isn't nature amazing?

    ~Sheri

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  125. Every night time, I love the moon Keith, thanks.

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  126. I also think the moon is so cool and beautiful!

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  127. I don't as much as I should. I wish we could go camping. My husband has been so busy we haven't been able to do much of anything. In a week we're going on vacay, so it will be nice to go out and about.

    When I was kid I used to dream about the moon being made of Swiss Cheese.

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  128. We have a perfect view of the moon from our back porch and yard. I think it was last Thursday night... I had to grab my camera and take a picture of the moon, it's on my twitter page. Anyway the weather guy called it the Strawberry moon in June!

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  129. I'm sorry I missed it last night but I do take time to enjoy it at times.

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  130. Always!
    I am currently staying in a holiday home on the edge of a lake, and on Saturday night I sat gazing at the Moon.
    It was enormous and deep red, draped in pink cloud, and reflected in the water.
    Such an incredible sight...I felt really privileged! :)

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  131. Yes! I love the moon in the early morning sky when it is pale and fading. Like you, I wonder how many people throughout time have looked to the moon and felt its mystery and its magic. I feel your poetry throughout this post Keith, thank you! Hugs.

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  132. I do. It shines in one of our bedroom windows as it rises and another as it sets. I agree about it being especially beautiful this month.

    I wondered if I were the only one having those kinds of thoughts.

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  133. Oops, must be vampires, my comment just got swallowed! Haha~ The sun is so happy though!

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  134. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    My husband and I watch the moon and sky most nights. Friday 13th was special as you know from reading my post.

    My husband has a telescope, and from time to time we will spend the evening just watching the moon, and planets. Talk about a beautiful gift we've been given.

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  135. My husband was able to see it, but I missed it. Darn! We talked about it, but the clouds were in the way. He was able to catch it the following morning when he went for his short run.

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  136. I don't really pay that much attention to the moon. I may be up all night but I'm in the basement.

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  137. I sure do. I did so only two days ago. Sometimes the moon is so beautiful I find myself wondering, How come it's up there? We're so used to seeing the moon that we forget it's actually a very special sight.

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  138. Gorgeous moon shot! I love watching the moon and skywatching.. A simple pleasure! Have a happy day!

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  139. I always appreciate the wonder of the moon, not only when full but in its varying waxing and waning views. It also reminds me of many wonderful camping trips in my life!

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  140. I was ONE . . . looking at the moon . . . friday thirteen of two zero one four.
    good 'dea . . . no more driving on friday thirteen . . . ever.
    Thank you for visiting the Irish Garden House.
    Enjoyable indeed to visit a blog with thought, insight, depth.
    Thank you for the visit . . .

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  141. Yes, always....
    Beautiful post!

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  142. Having read several of your recent writings makes me want to return later and read more...2 thoughts....few I know have seen or mention "The Sweet Hereafter" as a favorite movie...it captured me like the old "Bagdad Cafe", if you have seen that one with Jack Palance...and, I'm delighted with our moon, could look at it all night...and "Orion"...

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  143. Hi there.. I'll probably be going back to read your older posts; your blog is a rich one but only discovered yesterday. Your thoughts about the moon really touched a place of familiarity. If you have time to read a too-long post, it is all about chasing the moon with Bill. He became seriously ill after that, so we've done a lot less moon-chasing lately, but we talked yesterday of how much fun we had. He's recovering now, and your post inspires me that those good times are not over. Here's the link: http://bikesbirdsnbeasts.blogspot.ca/search?q=the+moon

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  144. So sorry. Link to our moon chase didn't work. Think this one is good: http://bikesbirdsnbeasts.blogspot.ca/2012/12/chasing-moon.html

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  145. I sure do...just wish my camera could capture the beauty I see AND feel.

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  146. Great photo Keith. We enjoyed it as well.
    Cortne

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  147. Tall trees often obscure the moon here, but when it is full we open the shades at night & soak up what we can.

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