Goodnight moon.

We could see the almost full moon through the trees on dog walk tonight…

And taken with Instagram. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ

Good morning from Northside.

We could still see the full moon this morning…

And the clouds were pretty too…

Good morning from Northside. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸŒ•β€οΈ

Northside at night.

When we got home from the soccer game, we took the dogs on a walk around the block. I think there is something really beautiful about our neighborhood at night…

I love our neighborhood. πŸ˜€πŸŒƒπŸ“·β€οΈ

Look up in the sky.

We were up super early this morning. And we got to see the huge full moon…

Full moons sure are beautiful. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ

Super Wolf Blood Moon.

Tonight, the moon passed through Earth’s shadow inΒ the only total lunar eclipse of 2019. The next total eclipse won’t happen until 2021, and we’ll have to wait until 2022 for a blood moon to be visible again from North America. A blood moon is when the moon goes into eclipse and turns blood red. Tonight’s total lunar eclipse also occurred while the moon was very near it’s closest point to Earth this month, making it a supermoon. And since January’s full moon is also known as a Wolf Moon, that’s led some people to call tonight’s lunar event…Β Super Blood Wolf Moon.

During a total eclipse, the moon passes so deep into the shadow that any light reaching its surface only comes from the edge of Earth, where sunrises and sunsets are taking place. That light falls on to the moon and turns it red. Tonight when the moon went into eclipse, it turned blood red. We could see the full moon just above the horizon on our way out to watch the conference championship football games…

And later, we snuck outside to try to get a peek at the Super Wolf Blood Moon…

It was too cold outside to break out the dSLR cameras, big lenses or tripod. I just used my Samsung Galaxy Note9 and my new Moment 60mm Tele lens…

I got this capture that I was pretty happy with…

I love lunar events like this and really anything to do with the moon. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ

ps. Click to see some really incredible photos of the Super Wolf Blood Moon from Space.com.

Goodnight moon.

Tonight, there was a big full moon over Northside…

It sure was a really pretty moon with all the clouds around it. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ

Goodnight moon.

A full moon in October is known as the Hunter’s Moon. And tomorrow night there was supposed to be a 100% full October Hunter’s Moon. Fun facts from Space.com

The moon shows its full face to Earth once a month. Well, sort of.

In fact, the same side of the moon always faces the planet, but part of it is in shadow. And, in reality most of the time the “full moon” is never perfectly full. Only when the moon, Earth and the sun are perfectly aligned is the moon 100 percent full, and that alignment produces aΒ lunar eclipse. And sometimes β€” once in aΒ blue moonΒ β€” the moon is full twice in a month (or four times in a season, depending on which definition you prefer). [The Moon: 10 Surprising Facts]

I was really excited about tomorrow’s night 100% full moon. I get excited about silly things like that. When we were walking the dogs this evening, the moon was just starting to rise above the horizon…

It’s hard to get steady photos when the dog you’re walking is pulling you along…

These are the only photos I took of the Hunter’s Moon. I meant to take more but I ended up falling asleep pretty early. I wasn’t too upset because tonight the moon was 99% full. Tomorrow night will be the 100% full Hunter’s Moon.Β πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ

UPDATE: It was so overcast on Wednesday that we couldn’t even see the 100% full Hunter’s Moon. And that’s a bummer.

 

 

Goodnight moon.

The beautiful moon we saw downtown still looked every bit as pretty in Northside…

It was a very Halloweeny looking moon. Goodnight moon.Β πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ

Back to Great American Ball Park.

It’s hard to believe that we’re in the final week of the 2018 Reds baseball season. It’s also really hard to believe that we only made it out to Great American Ball Park once this season. We’ve watched almost every Reds game on TV. But between my surgeries and all the FC Cincinnati soccer games, we only took in one Reds game all the way back at the beginning of the season. Tonight, our Redlegs were playing the Kansas City Royals and we actually managed to get down to the ballpark to take in our second Reds game of the season…

This was our first time passing through a metal detector since I’ve had both of my hips replaced. When we were at the Reds back in April, I had only one replaced hip. And it didn’t set off the metal detector. But both hips set the metal detector right off. Twice. I had to explain that I had both hips replaced and then get wanded. So there’s something to look forward to for the rest of my life. It was great to finally be back at GABP…

We headed up to the new Budweiser bowtie deck…

BARGE!

We headed over to our seat in the Fioptics District to chase the last rays of sun…

I wonder how many free pizzas LaRosa’s gave away this season when the Reds pitchers tallied 11 strikeouts in a game. I’m guessing not that many…

We walked over to the gap…

I love Reds game where you feel like you have GABP all to yourself…

And then we moved down to the lower deck down the third base line…

The Reds lost. But it was great to finally be back at GABP again. It’s still one of my very favorite places in the whole world. When we were walking back to the car, check out how gorgeous the moon was above Lytle Park…

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Goodnight moon.

Goodnight moon from Northside. Taken with Instagram. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ