The Super Moon

Super Moon

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Super Moon, September 13, 2016

 

On Sunday, my friend and I had a wonderful day visiting our friend in Beacon, New York.  Hidden in the mountains about 1 hour from where I live; Beacon is a small town whose history goes back about at least 400 years.

 

After lunch we walked along the Hudson River; yes, I took lots of pictures which will be in a later article. After hours of a delightful day with wonderful friends and perfect weather; as dusk approached, my friend and I headed back home.  If anyone knows the mountainous region hidden up the Taconic, you will understand our ride home.  A very narrow highway of two lanes, high up in Dutchess County.  We were about 5 minutes into our ride home along the twists and turns of the Taconic Parkway, when we came face to face to the SUPER MOON. 

 

Being so high up it felt as though we could literally reach out and touch this Moon! I know people had been talking about the Super Moon for days on the news, but until you envision this act of nature, you would never have believed all the hype regarding this Moon.

 

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Super Moon over the NYC Skyline. September 13, 2016

 

The Super Moon, which I later found out was seen around the World, is the largest Moon in the past 68 years.  The phenomenon of this Moon occurs when it is the closest to Earth. Although astrologers state that this Super Moon “appears” to be 30% brighter and 14% bigger then the monthly Full Moon.  Well, as my friend and I will tell you, being at the high point of the Mountain, this impressive sight was close enough to drive right into.  A perfect way to end the evening of our perfect day.

 

For those who may have missed this rare astrological sight, your next chance will be December 6, 2052!

 

 

 

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About Pamela Baker

For as long as I can remember, I have always been interested in various crafts. After crocheting for many years, recently I started designing OOAK jewelry pieces, always learning new techniques as I continued. I also have always loved to write, so I look forward to being a part of this Blog as one it's contributors. As a lifelong resident of NY, I am busy with my two shops on Etsy: MagdaleneJewels (OOAK designed jewelry items: Necklace,Bracelets, Earrings,rings): also, MagdaleneKnits (Crocheted & Knitted items for Newborns to Adults) I can also be found on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Word Press, YouTube. My Blogs are: http://pamelabaker.wordpress.com/wp-admin/users I also intend to bring tutorials to help you develop your Shops more effectively to increase your Views and Sales on the various mediums you may be selling your work on. I am always a convo or email away if you have any specific questions I can help you with.
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4 Responses to The Super Moon

  1. modestly says:

    You were so fortunate!!!That pic over the New York skyline is fabulous. Wonderful.

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    • Pamela Baker says:

      I can’t take credit for the NY Skyline Photo – but was so fortunate to be on top of a mountain with the moon directly in front of us. Don’t think I will make it to seeing the Super Moon in 2052!

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  2. Natasha says:

    We were driving and I amused my husband by trying to get a picture with my cell phone at every stoplight! None of them really turned out, but I had fun trying.

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  3. Pamela Baker says:

    Your reply made me smile. I can just picture your husband’s reaction of you trying to capture a picture at every stoplight! I am sure the people behind you in traffic were quite amused also!!!

    Like

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