Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

Taking pictures of the night sky takes careful preparation, you have to know exposure going in, and have a tripod. You must also try a shot or two just to get framing right. And if you want to illuminate any of the foreground, you have to have a light and decide what to shine it on and for how long.
An then, there’s what to do with it in the computer once you have taken the shot. That’s where I don’t have all the details and knowledge. But, this is the best I know how to do right now, and I think it turned out well.


The names of the moon.

Wolf moon -January
Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside the Indian villages.

Snow moon– February
The heaviest snow usually falls in this month, also called the Hunger Moon since harsh weather conditions made hunting very difficult.

Worm moon– March
As the temperatures begin to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts begin to appear, heralding the return of the robins.

Pink moon/sprouting grass moon– April
This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring.

Flower moon–May
In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere.

Strawberry moon– June
The short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during June.

Buck moon– July
July is the month when the antlers of the buck deer start growing in coats of velvet.

Sturgeon Moon– August
Sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes, were most readily caught during this month.

Corn or Harvest moon — September
This is the moon closest to the equinox. At the peak of the harvest, it’s brightness allows farmers to work late into the night getting the crops in.

Hunter’s moon– October
The leaves are falling, the deer are fattened and it’s time to begin storing meat for the long winter ahead.

Beaver Moon– November
This was the time to set beaver traps before the water froze. The beavers are now actively preparing for winter.

Cold moon or Long Nights Moon– December.
The nights are the longest and darkest. The midwinter full moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low sun.

Info courtesy of farmers almanac.com.