Showing posts with label haiku. Show all posts
Showing posts with label haiku. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WANING GIBBOUS MOON

 

Dark sky alight with 
Golden waning gibbous moon 
Now rising higher

Photo by NASA with a golden color adjustment.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WAXING GIBBOUS MOON

 

Waxing and gibbous 
Bright white moon plays in night sky
Flickering through leaves

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WAXING CRESCENT MOON


Amber crescent moon
Hangs in west-southwestern sky
Pure delight for me
Yes, I am moonstruck.

Picture from Earth/Sky.

Reposted from May 2012.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

FULL MOON

 

Great ball shining bright 
Rolling on dark night's ceiling 
Sun's light brings to earth

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MOONSTRUCK

 

The picture above shows the nearly-full moon in daylight the other evening.
Seldom-seen sighting
Daylight and moon together
Viewers delighting

Below is the full moon last night.


 

Great ball shining bright
Rolling on dark night's ceiling
Sun's light brings to earth

Not great pictures by any stretch of the imagination, but I post them because I am moonstruck. I should buy a better quality camera, if I want to take moon pictures.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HALF MOON HAIKU

 

Tonight's bright half moon
Poised above in dark night sky
Shines light through tree leaves
Seeing the night sky is one of the pleasures of my walk with Diana.  Though few stars are visible because of light pollution, I love the sight of them, along with the view of Sister Moon, when she's around.

(A repost)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

WAXING GIBBOUS MOON

 

Waxing gibbous moon
The words themselves a poem
Turning full moon soon
A haiku which I use from time to time when the gibbous moon shines in the night sky.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

RED SKY

A red sky tonight 
Without moon or stars in sight 
Making my walk bright

What is it that makes the cloudy night sky reddish and the surroundings as bright as if the sky was cloudless with a full moon?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

WAXING GIBBOUS MOON



The picture shows the moon as it looked when I walked tonight.
Waxing gibbous moon
The words themselves a poem
Turning full moon soon
A repost which I use from time to time when the gibbous moon shines in the night sky.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WAXING CRESCENT MOON


Amber crescent moon
Hangs in west-southwestern sky
Pure delight for me

JB
Yes, I am moonstruck.

Picture from Earth/Sky.

Reposted from May 2012.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

WAXING CRESCENT MOON


Amber crescent moon
Hangs in west-southwestern sky
Pure delight for me

JB
Yes, I am moonstruck.

Picture from Earth/Sky.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WAXING CRESCENT MOON AND PLANET VENUS



Last night the sky was a clear midnight blue, and the waxing crescent moon and the planet Venus put on a splendid display.  My photo, taken with my inexpensive camera, does not do the scene justice, nor does the picture give the true color of the sky.
Waxing crescent moon
With Sister Venus shines in 
Midnight blue splendor
(June Butler 4-25-2012)
Here's a link to a truer photo of the gorgeous scene.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

WAXING GIBBOUS MOON



The picture shows the moon as it looked when I walked tonight.
Waxing gibbous moon
The words themselves a poem
Turning full moon soon
A repost which I use from time to time when the gibbous moon shines in the night sky.

Friday, January 27, 2012

WAXING CRESCENT MOON


Bright hornéd crescent
Suspended in darkened sky
Upward facing points
SATURDAY UPDATE: Tonight at twilight, the sky was a beautiful, clear midnight blue, with the very bright crescent somewhat larger than last night, again poised between the shining planets, Venus and Jupiter, with Orion overhead, slightly to the east. Lovely.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

WAXING GIBBOUS MOON



The picture shows the moon as it looked when I walked tonight.
Waxing gibbous moon
The words themselves a poem
Turning full moon soon
A repost which I use from time to time when the gibbous moon shines in the night sky.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

SLIVERED CRESENT MOON

 


Resting on its curve
The moon a slivered crescent
Ends pointing upward

(June Butler - 4/15/10)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

'SUPERMOON' SATURDAY NIGHT


From Live Science:
Thanks to a fluke of orbital mechanics that brings the moon closer to Earth than that it has been in more than 18 years, the biggest full moon of 2011 will occur on Saturday, leading some observers to dub it a "supermoon."

On Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the moon will arrive at its closest point to the Earth in 2011: a distance of 221,565 miles (356,575 kilometers) away. And only 50 minutes earlier, the moon will officially be full.

At its peak, the supermoon of March may appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than lesser full moons (when the moon is at its farthest from Earth), weather permitting. Yet to the casual observer, it may be hard to tell the difference.

Great moon ball shines bright
Journeys on dark night's ceiling
Sun's light brings to earth

Image from Space.com

Thanks to Doug for the link to the story.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

SLIVERED CRESCENT MOON

 


Resting on its curve
The moon a slivered crescent
Ends pointing upward

(June Butler - 4/15/10)