Typically the October Hunters Moon eludes me. This year the sky was generous. The weather cooperated the day before and the day after the Blood Moon eclipse.
With the Full Moon approaching I was able to capture the Hunters Moon on the rise the night before.
As the sun began to set on the evening of October 7th the colors in the sky allowed the Hunters full Moon to rise above the horizon in beauty. As I was capturing the allure of the evening sky I noticed the moon appearing.
The moon rose above, through, and between the lines of clouds in the sky creating changes by the minute.
Under a darkening sky there was a glow upon the water.
As twilight faded the Full Moon was clearly visible.
Lighting the water in gold.
Fast forward to the occurrence of the Lunar Eclipse which transformed into the Bloodmoon.
As I was watching the transformation in the sky I looked to my left and saw I had a friend along side me watching the eclipse. Both Rabbits and the Moon are symbols of regeneration, abundance and rebirth. The Romans believed rabbits watched over everything just as the moons appears to. In folk belief the phases of the moon can be seen in the eye of rabbits.
The total eclipse was about to begin.
With the red changes in the sky the Bloodmoon was appearing.
Maximum Eclipse occurred as the Moon was closest to the center of the shadow.
Shortly after the maximum eclipse the moon began to get low in the west.
As twilight appeared before the sun was to rise, the moon began to fade off in the distance.
There was a faint glimmer of light at the top edge of the moon as I took my last photo in the series.
Having just witnessed the beauty of the moon’s transformation from rise to set and seeing the intense colors in the morning sky I was inspired to catch yet another sunrise.
Feeling that my series was now complete I did not intend to go out for another moonrise. Yet as evening fell the Hunters Moon was too intriguing not to photograph.
It appeared with a halo of light.
With the view through the trees it was the October Moon full of mystery.
Surrounded in a purple halo with the green shadow of the moon the trees were illuminated with stillness.
Embracing the energy of the moon and nature I could now say it was a full 24hrs of photographing the Rise and Set and Rise of October’s Fullmoon.
Intrigued by the mystery, may you always find yourself dancing under the moonlight…;)
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