Saturday, 26 September 2015

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON - FORTH IN THE TETRAD - Harvest Moon

HARVEST MOON
8" x 8" Wrap Canvas
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"Harvest Moon" is a thick impasto painting in honour of today's moon which will be eclipsed just after sunset in North America, to make the 4th Tetrad of 2015. It was quite a challenge getting the moon face to just peak over the horizon like elmo over a fence. :)

Day 27 of 30 paintings in 30 days
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A Rare Eclipse of a Supermoon
The full Moon of September 27/28 is a Supermoon – the Moon will be closest to the Earth. or at its perigee, as it turns into a full Moon. A rising Super Full Moon can look larger and brighter to spectators on Earth.

Total eclipses of Super Full Moons are rare. According to NASA, they have only occurred 5 times in the 1900s – in 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982. After the September 27/ 28, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse, a Supermoon eclipse will not happen again for another 18 years, until October 8, 2033.

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