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Moonrise on the Rogue River

Rogue River moonrise

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A couple weeks ago I posted a photo of the moon setting in the early hours over the Wild and Scenic portion of the Rogue River. Today’s photo is from two night’s prior when the moon wasn’t quite full. Also, I used a long exposure which meant no details on the moon like that prior photo.

Moonset over the Rogue River

full moon set smoke rogue river

Full moon over the Wild & Scenic Rogue River

I learned many things on our trip down the wild and scenic portion of the Rogue River. One thing learned was what “wild” and “scenic” mean. Wild means the river is inaccessible except by trail (or raft) and the river still looks like “primitive America”. Scenic means the shorelines are undeveloped. Such is the case for the Rogue River between the Grave Creek and Foster Bar Boat Ramps, a span of about 40 miles.

Another thing I learned is that I can’t sleep well under a full moon. Today’s photo was taken at 5:51 a.m. There was an electric bear fence to our right which I heard buzzing all night long. We weren’t inside the bear fence, and we were the first campers on this side of camp so if a bear was to wander through from this direction we would be the first to discover its presence. In addition, the bugs decided to buzz around my ears when they weren’t partaking of my flesh. I’m glad these things are mere memories now. Actually, the marks still remain, but they no longer itch for the most part.

4/14/14 – 4/15/14 lunar eclipse sequence

full moon

pre-eclipse 10:10

beginning of lunar eclipse

11:12

lunar eclipse

11:52

blood moon eclipse april 15 2014

12:07

Yosemite’s Tunnel View with a full moon

photomerge yosemite tunnel view

Yosemite National Park under a full moon

Last month’s trip to Yosemite had us staying south of the the valley, which meant a different approach than the one I had always taken before from the San Francisco Bay Area. When you come in from the south you experience “tunnel view”–made famous by Ansel Adams. We happened to be leaving the valley to return to our lodgings just as a nearly full moon rose above the scene.

Okuma gazes at his auditorium through the darkness

Waseda University night full moon

Waseda University under a full moon

Tokyo sunset with crescent moon and Mt. Fuji

mount fuji sunset tokyo crescent moon 富士山 夕焼け 三日月

Mt. Fuji (富士山) is on the right of this photo in the distance. The building in the center with the tall smokestack is the Meguro Incinerator. One of these days I’ll have to tell you about the incinerator tour I went on in Japan.

Some Japanese vocabulary for those of you learning Japanese at the moment…

sunset = yuuyake = 夕焼け (literally: evening burn)
crescent moon = mikazuki = 三日月 (literally: three day moon)

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