Director of Intent

February 21, 2010

Waxing in the Daylight

When it's February in Western Oregon, abundant cloud cover typically denies you a lot of opportunities to clearly view the moon. The past two days - nothing but clear skies. This has provided ample viewing of a moon that is a week away from being full again, even against a brightly lit daytime sky.

The boy has taken to saying "Mon" for moon. I tried getting him to say "brecciated lithosphere," but then he just got irritated with me.

I grabbed my camera and took a few shots of this afternoon's visitor in the sky. Considering I was a little shaky due to my coffee intake earlier, I got a pretty good capture without a tripod. You can clearly see the major lunar maria (dark spots) and many of the larger craters. Good omens.