To the Moon!

Lunar Eclipse and Mid-Autumn Festival, 2015

Lunar Eclipse and Mid-Autumn Festival, 2015

October 1st, 2020

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

In celebration of the day and tonight’s harvest moon, here are a few photos of the lunar eclipse of 2015 which also took place on the same day as the 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival. I photographed the moon from the balcony of our city apartment, with the blue glow of Vancouver’s B.C. Place reflecting on the neighboring buildings.

Lunar Eclipse and Mid-Autumn Festival, 2015

Lunar Eclipse and Mid-Autumn Festival, 2015

This was the first time I had seen the moon in such three-dimensional form, shaped by the shadow of the earth and the light of the sun. It looked like a red ball floating in the sky over Vancouver, and it was fun to experiment with long exposures to brighten the sky.

Lunar Eclipse and Mid-Autumn Festival, 2015

Lunar Eclipse and Mid-Autumn Festival, 2015

Up close against the dark night sky, it looked like an egg or an eye — something out of this world and appropriately so.

Isn’t it strange that our moon has no name? Simply… the moon. Why not something more interesting, related to its unique push and pull, on the oceans and our hearts, as we watch it rise and set around the world?

Lunar Eclipse and Mid-Autumn Festival, 2015

Lunar Eclipse and Mid-Autumn Festival, 2015

Cheers to the moon!

More tomorrow,
Kelly

Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.

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