Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Chasing the supermoon & watching sunrise








The weekend before last was the weekend of the supermoon. I get all excited about geeky stuff like this, one reason being that I am fascinated by the night sky and all that shines within it. The main reason I get so excited though, is because it's a great opportunity to take the big camera out, which was my dad's. Photography was one of my dad's greatest hobbies, and he took some amazing photos of the moon super close-up, of the like I could never hope to achieve. Maybe I will share them with you one day!

The prime time for us to see the supermoon was supposedly going to be 4am on Sunday morning. I checked before I went to bed at 11pm, and took the first photo of the moon up there surrounded by clouds. I woke up to my quiet alarm at 4am feeling very tired but then thinking this is going to be awesome! I woke my sister Willow up, as she'd agreed to come out with me. Out we went in our pjs and coats, only to be disappointed that the moon was nowhere to be seen as it was so cloudy.

So what did we do?

Did we go back to bed like any sane people would at 4am on Sunday morning? Nope. Like the dedicated troopers we are, we traipsed to our local park in hope of getting a sighting of the supermoon. The only glimpse we got was the photo of the semi circle between the tree and the house!! But as sunrise was on my 25 by 25, I checked what time it would be rising and we sat our bums on cold wet benches and waited for over an hour to watch the beautiful sunrise. The sky was so pretty in shades of pastel blue and pink.

But don't worry...

I did get to see my supermoon after all! Mark arrived on Sunday evening, and after a little research I found out that if I went outside at around 11pm on Sunday night, I should be able to see the supermoon. Those last three photos were taken on Sunday night, it was beautiful and bright and clear, and I was so happy to finally see it clearly! Doing things like this, things that I know my dad would have taken part in, makes me feel proud :)

14 comments:

  1. I love that you did this! Such a cool thing to do, bet it was so beautiful. That's lovely that it has a connection with your dad too, I'm glad your dedication paid off! Hope you're feeling better by the way, saw on instagram a few days ago that you were poorly xxx

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  2. This is such a cool, rewarding experience, it just shows you that the early bird gets the worm ;) I love the pictures- so magnificent and I agree that the night sky is such a beautiful and puzzling thing!

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  3. These pictures are so beautiful! I'm glad you finally managed to see the super moon. It reminds me of the time when there was a rare meteor shower, and my family and I drove to the beach and watched it, leaving in the car. The night is so beautiful, and your pictures of the sunrise are stunning!

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  4. These pictures are utterly beautiful m'dear x

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  5. Very beautiful!! I also love watching sunrises in the morning too. Very precious thing to see xx

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  6. wow those last photos of the moon are brilliant!!!!!

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  7. The pictures are beautiful. I'm glad you got to see the super moon!

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  8. This is really beautiful. I can definitely see why you enjoy this sort of thing. You got some excellent photos for sure.

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  9. I want to get in to photography more so I can capture things like this! (Did you get my email? I have some good news for you!) xxx

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  10. This is such a lovely post, and wonderful pictures, how lucky you are to have seen it! Love your blog too, the way it looks is adorable! :)

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  11. What a perfectly memorable and peaceful experience, Hannah! I think this is absolutely beautiful. :) I had no idea what a supermoon was until I heard it on the news. The night sky is definitely such a curiously fascinating thing. I always think of that scene in The Lion King where Simba just gazes up at the night sky and hopes that Mufasa is watching and guiding him. It always makes my heart smile with sadness. xx

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  12. Wonderful pics. Truly.

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  14. these pictures are beautiful! what better than do capture the sun setting! so beautiful
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