Earth’s Little Planet

Full Worm Moon, Setting 3/18/22, Waning Gibbous @99.8%

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

(Waning Gibbous, the current status of “Worm Moon,” @New Moon. April 16.)

Wouldn’t ya know? I got called in to work yesterday, my day off, and came home too tired to drive east and chase the full Worm Moon’s first rising above a dim horizon. From near my house, I made several captures soon after it had arisen. In a cloudy sky, the moon moved upward.

I enjoy a series like this. The full moon moving upward into clouds has disappearances and emergences that stimulate tension and drama. Watching it encourages one to create stories around the rising moon.

Upward toward mixed clouds
Into clouds, nearly obscured
Almost lost
Emerging, rising toward a new cloud
Re-emerging from cloud 2
Reappearing, nearly fully

I liked that series and wanted another photo of this moon, but at its fullest. The opportunity came at around 2:30 a.m. I felt a bright moonglow while outside with my “cone-head,” Lil’ Mitzvah, who needed a brief walk.

Here’s that early morning, Full Worm Moon.

Dear Friends: Our “little planet” always is a lovely and fascinating sight. Diana

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