Full moonrise

Full moonrise 10917_StaatsLast weekend’s super moon and lunar eclipse was an event followed by many people.  I found myself in the agricultural fields of the Saint Paul campus of the University of Minnesota at the time of the moonrise.  The weather had been glorious with warm temperatures and a southerly breeze, and as the sun set the sky remained clear.  Slowly the full moon rose on the eastern horizon, clearing the corn fields that surrounded me, accompanied by the sound of the wind rattling through the dry corn stalks.  Although I was in the middle of the city, it seemed like I was distant and not in an urban area.  But what surprised me the most, were the number of people that had come out to do the same thing I was doing.  The gravel road between the fields was lined with cars.  People were sitting in chairs or sitting in their cars, and people were walking — all there to marvel in the size of this full moon and then to observe the lunar eclipse.  Another 18 years is a long time until the next event like this, hence the urgency for many of us to enjoy it this time.

7 thoughts on “Full moonrise

  1. Rex Hamann October 4, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Nicely put, and beautifully shot, as usual, Linda. Yes, the eclipse combined with the blood moon was a site to behold! Glad you share your work with us on such a regular basis. Your images and your words are a real treasure.

    • lindastaatsphoto October 4, 2015 / 6:15 pm

      Glad you were able to partake of the lunar activities last week too, Rex. How fortunate we were to be able to see it. Thanks for your comment and for following along; I’m happy you enjoy the images and words.

  2. lauramacky October 4, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    Gorgeous! We were clouded out where we live.

    • lindastaatsphoto October 4, 2015 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you, Laura. Sorry to hear you didn’t get to see the moonrise or the lunar eclipse. Luckily there are some amazing images taken by photographers across the country. Hope you were able to enjoy the view through someone else’s eyes.

      • lauramacky October 4, 2015 / 7:28 pm

        You’re welcome. I did. Many times! Lol

  3. Kathy October 5, 2015 / 6:04 am

    How beautiful, LInda! I too was clouded out as I continuously hoped for a break in that cover. Kathy in Virginia

    • lindastaatsphoto October 6, 2015 / 7:04 am

      Sorry you had the clouds, Kathy. But I’m sure you can picture where I was when I took this image. Hope you’re not getting the rain this week.

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