Friday, August 27, 2010

The Night Moon for Skywatch

The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon. ~Kim Elizabeth

Another skywatch friday brings us to the rim of Volcano's National Park in Hawaii, overlooking the caldera of Halema`uma`u crater. I was amazed by the full moon's glow over this caldera which was also glowing on its own with vivid red hues and intense smoke plumes eminating from the crater.  If only I had though about bringing my wide angle lens then I would be able to capture both the moon and the red glow of the volcano and show you both the amazing combination of white and red lights, a really magical moment.... But, I didn't bring my lens....oh well, so I am now focusing on our beautiful full moon to present to you.

At many points, the clouds were swirling quickly around our moon and creating different effects and moody skies, very dramatic and somber.  I loved the ethereal and wispy atmosphere surrounding this full moon.

I wish I was not such a clutz controling my camera on night scenes, I always have a hard time seeing my camera settings with my poor vision during the night. But, at least I got some decent shots... okay, just passable, I am too critical for details.

Come and check out all these other amazing skies for skywatch friday at


  1. Olá Noel! Que magníficas fotos desta majestosa lua-cheia que passeia em nossos céus! Adorei ver seus detalhes e a névoa que a envolve, tudo muito lindo e encantador!

  2. Stunning and fun to think this beautiful moon shines on all :)

  3. I love a full moon thanks for sharing .XXX Don

  4. Noel, wonderful photos. I am forever photographing the moon... over and over again...something magical about it.

  5. Nice shots Noel. The golden background against the dark skies make it look so eerily beautiful!

  6. Your Moon photos are breathtaking! In the first, it looks like the Moon is superimposed on an upside-down heart.


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