Moonrise

Moonrise

 

Alain Brunet sent in the photos below of a moonrise to the TGO Nature Center with this description:  “Now in my sixties, I had never realised what a wonderful sight a MoonRise could be.

On Feb 22, 2016 the moon was full and its rise well timed after the sunset.

Standing on the Jetty at Cocoa Beach we were able to watch a beautiful sunset followed shortly after by the MoonRise. The attached pictures taken with my iPhone only give a vague idea of the spectacular event.

This perfect timing with a full moon only happens a few times per year. The website www.timeanddate.com show precisely at what time it happens every month. But most months, the moon will rise while the sun is still up high so we barely notice the moonrise. Or the moon will rise so late at night that you would rather be in bed.

Pelicans and dolphins are also part of the show. They are very active close to shore while this happens and add to our admiration of nature’s beauty.”

Be sure to click on the photos for a closer look.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Alain Brunet

 

TGO Nature Center, Nature, The Great Outdoors, Titusville, Florida, Education, Moonrise

Photo Courtesy of Alain Brunet

 

Alain also gave us this information:

“The times & dates below are from www.timeanddate.com  and show that the next well timed occurrences ​’with a FULL moon’ ​of the Sunset & Moonrise Combo in yr 2016 will be on Oct 16 and Nov 14. Hopefully someone from the TGO Photo Club can be there to capture it.”

 

Month in 2016 FULL Moon Date Sunset

Moonrise

Feb 22 6:18pm 6:26pm
March 23 7:56pm 7:19pm
June 20 8:34pm 6:26pm
August 18 8:22pm 8:16pm
Sept 16 7:25pm 7:34pm
Oct 16 6:51pm 7:37pm
Nov 14 5:29pm 6:02pm
Dec 13 5:28pm 5:34pm

 

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