Goodnight moon.

Tomorrow night there is going to be a Wolf Moon lunar eclipse. Unfortunately, the eclipse will only be visible primarily from the Eastern Hemisphere, with countries in Europe, Africa and much of Asia in prime viewing position. But tonight, we were still treated to an almost full moon. My moon app said tonight’s moon was 99.6% full…

When we got home from our dog walk, I took a few photos of the moon with my mega-zoom Samsung Galaxy S…

It’s a bummer that it’s supposed to rain tomorrow. I’d like to at least see tomorrow night’s full moon. But that probably won’t happen. Goodnight moon. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ

UPDATE: There are some amazing photos of the Wolf Moon lunar eclipse over at Space.com and Space.com also has a terrific 2020 Full Moon Calendar.

Our Boxing Day.

Today was Boxing Day. This morning we watched Arsenal draw with Bournemouth in Mikel Arteta’s first match in charge of my favorite club.

After the match, we walked down to Django Western Taco for lunch. I had one of Chef Josh’s amazing fried chicken tacos. We also shared Django’s amazing jerk chicken quesadilla with some Django chips and salsa. And when we were done with lunch, we shared Django’s Belgian chocolate bread pudding…

Everything was really good, as always. But the bread pudding was just incredible. I’ve had a love affair with bread pudding ever since my second hip surgery. We had never tried Django’s bread pudding before. Now I’ll get it every time we eat at Django. Or every time I feel the need some amazing bread pudding.

After we were done at Django, we walked down Hamilton Avenue to Higher Gravity. We hadn’t been to HG in a quick minute. But JJVE gave us a gift card that we thought we would put to use a little bit before the start of the new year while we were still on our holiday break…

The best beer we tried in our taster flight this afternoon was Founders French Toast B@stard Scotch Ale

It was a pretty amazing beer. Very tasty. We watched our Leicester City get thumped by Liverpool. And while we were at HG, we bought our tickets for Higher Gravity’s New Year’s Eve Beer Bash.

Later, the sky was really pretty when we were walking the dogs. It’s not every day you see beautiful night-time clouds…

When we got back from our walk, I put my scarf on Oscar and I think he really liked it because he wore it around until we went upstairs…

And when we got upstairs, we watched some of The Witcher on Netflix. It was a pretty good Boxing Day. πŸ˜€πŸ₯Šβ€οΈ

Goodnight moon.

There was an almost full moon tonight. According to my main moon app, it said the moon was a 99.4% full moon tonight. But my other moon phase app said it was only 98% full. Either way, the moon was really big and bright tonight…

Goodnight moon. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•πŸŒβ€οΈ

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.