Sunday Serenity: The Day After a Blue Moon

Now, what do we have here? Apologies for the less than stellar quality of the photo above, but I sure did try and capture this remarkable scene as best as I could!

Last night’s full moon not only occured on Halloween, but it was also a ‘blue moon.’ I’ve always been familiar with the term, but wasn’t exactly certain ‘what’ it meant.

Apparently, a ‘blue moon’ occurs when there is more than one full moon in any given month. The second full moon is what gives it its ‘blue’ status. A blue moon is usually 30% brighter than a ‘normal’ full moon.

Case in point in the photo above: When I took this shot, I had no idea the moon beams would replicate the man-made street lights with a brilliant light line; however, it did. Can you see the moonbeams on Lake Michigan’s surface? How’s that for illuminating the lake?

I was so struck by the almost ‘daytime’ feeling of this moon; and yet, you can see the darkness below. It was almost as if we were experiencing day and night at the same time. Quite the blue moon factor indeed.

I  hope you are having a calm, peaceful, and restorative day; here’s to those kinds of days occurring much more often than the blue moon!

  26 comments for “Sunday Serenity: The Day After a Blue Moon

  1. November 1, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Amazing Photo!

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    • November 2, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Why thanks so much, dear Billy Ray!! Cher xo

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  2. November 1, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Amazing photo! ❤ Have a lovely week, Cher. xo

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    • November 2, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Bette! It certainly was a blue moon! And to you as well! Thank you! Cher xoxo

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  3. November 1, 2020 at 11:53 am

    What a great photo!! The moon was so bright over here in our neck of the woods, it did really look like daylight at midnight.

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    • November 2, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks so much, SD! Did it? Such a surreal sight, no doubt! Cher xo

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  4. November 1, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    The image quality is very good, Cher! I was in the backyard last night, the moon was incredibly bright! ❤️

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    • November 2, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      Why thank you, John! I wasn’t sure, if I’m being honest! I imagine there weren’t any clouds in LV surrounding the moon! Cher xo

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  5. November 1, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Wow … beautiful shot.

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  6. November 1, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    The moon DEMOnstrated a beautiful twinkle that matched the lighting below. Everything was glowing and apparently your picture taking as well.

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  7. November 1, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Wow! Great photo, Cher

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    • November 2, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Don! It certainly was an unusual sight! Cher xo

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  8. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader)
    November 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    That is a very cool picture. The moon was bright last night. We went for a walk to see some of the Halloween decorations. As we walked along the trail which is usually very dark at night, it was almost as bright as daylight.

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    • November 2, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Thank you so much, my dear! That must have been surreal, especially when you are used to a dark sky along the trail! Cher xo

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  9. November 1, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Excellent photo!

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    • November 2, 2020 at 4:33 pm

      Why thank you so much, Becky! It sure was a unique sight! Cher xo

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  10. November 2, 2020 at 5:33 am

    Tour photo has something special about it. The lights blend in with the environment very well. Ambiance.

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    • November 2, 2020 at 4:33 pm

      Why thank you so much for your kind words, Johnny; I really appreciate it! Cher xo

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  11. Sawsan
    November 2, 2020 at 5:50 am

    Day and night at the same time, yes!

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    • November 2, 2020 at 4:34 pm

      Isn’t that strange, Sawsan? Did you get to see it along the lake? Thank you! Cher xo

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      • Sawsan
        November 9, 2020 at 8:01 am

        I missed it this time, sadly. I never miss it, ever.

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      • November 9, 2020 at 8:06 am

        Ah, Sawsan, I’m sorry about that. 😦 Cher xo

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