Towse: views from the hill

April 29, 2011

Waning Crescent Moon

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To the left, lit, the tower for the eastern span of the SF-O Bay Bridge, scheduled to be fully open in 2013. Center with all the lights is Pier 17. Piers 17 and 15 are being restored and rebuilt to house the Exploratorium. Across the Bay, the blaze of light is the incredibly busy Port of Oakland.

crescent moon over the SFO Bridge

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October 5, 2010

Waning crescent moon. The Bay before dawn. 5:30 a.m.

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May 5, 2010

Half moon rising. …

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One of the things I love about this perch is watching the way the sunrise changes with the seasons and how the moonrise changes with the phases.

Here are two variants of tonight’s moonrise of the half moon. Well, this morning’s really because it’s way past my bedtime.

Half-moon 2:10A PDT 05 May 2010. The first taken with ISO 3200. The other taken with the “auto” setting and a flash for a fast shutter speed and adjusted post photo. Which is better?

I prefer the second, but the first has its charm, too.

April 28, 2010

Moon. Clouds. Scud.

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Lovely moon last night.

November 21, 2009

Waxing crescent. On Nov 18th.

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We were walking down to dinner and spotted the moon. Of the four shots I took, this was the least fuzzy.

November 5, 2009

Night shots 04Nov2009

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Waning gibbous moon …


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Giulio Verne tucked in for the night …

November 4, 2009

Harvest Moon Rises Over Berkeley

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November 2, 2009

Full moon tomorrow …

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August 6, 2009

August Full moon

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June 8, 2009

Full moon … in stages

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Last night as we were eating dinner (grilled lamb chops, stir-fried Chinese beans, and small red potatoes, cut and sautéed in olive oil with garlic and rosemary), I’d get up and walk to the windows occasionally. I was waiting for the full moon over the Bay Bridge – a photo op that comes once every twenty-eight days. If that.

At 8:50P there was still no sign of the moon. How can that be? Where is the moon? We finished dinner and moved to our chairs where we sat, finishing our glasses of wine.

A little after nine the moon finally appeared, rising orange behind the bridge. Then yellow. Then white, as it rose in the sky.

All Rayleigh, his nibs said.


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