Friday, December 18, 2015

Waxing moon

The moon waxing over South Africa on 17 December 2015

I have to admit to being a bit confused; seeing friend, Eileen's moon shots on FB yesterday, I wondered why her half moon was facing the other way to mine! I checked on Google here on the December moon phases; true enough: the moon was facing the same way as Eileen's. Is this how you see the moon while living in the Northern Hemisphere? If so, why am I only noticing this difference now? (OK, that's a rhetorical question: no blonde jokes please. LOL! ) 

In a very dry, hot and dusty Free State, we're all hoping and praying that when this moon is full on Christmas day, that it will be the means of supplying much-needed rains over our land.

I'm linking to Skywatch Friday, here



  1. Beautiful moon captures, Jo!! We've had heavy clouds for nearly ten days and lots of rain - nearly 24 hours of solid, hard rain!! I'm waiting to float off!!! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!!

  2. Wow! Beautiful shots of the Moon!

  3. Great shots. Is that true its the other way in the northern hemisphere??? I was expecting Peter Pan to slide down it. Hope you get rain soon. We've had a little but not enough.

  4. Hello Jo, great captures of your moon. I am hoping for clear skies on Christmas for the full moon. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  5. What wonderful moon!
    I can't see one like that from here....I live surrounded by buildings!
    You're lucky Jo, living in this great and huge continent!!!
    Have a nice weekend


  6. Gorgeous moon shots! I can't remember thinking the moon was backwards when in SA. But I was surprised to see 'your' summer constellation Orion which is my winter constellation.

  7. Hoping for rain here, too!! Great moon shots.


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