Thursday, October 16, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY – Sunset and Moonrise (Lake Erie)





A couple of nights ago, I looked out my back window and saw this unusual bright streak in the sunset sky. I thought it looked kind of like an exclamation point, so I grabbed the camera and hurried out to capture it. Then as I turned back toward the house, I saw the rising moon. I’ve seen clouds trailing across the moon many times, but never before in pink!


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34 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Love the moon photo, the colors in the sky are amazing. Nice shot. Happy SWF.

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely exquisite! Always love your pics!

bobbie said...

Both very beautiful. I love the moon rise shot.

Pretty Life Online said...

Wow! Perfect catch for Skywatch Friday!!!! Mine's up too hope too see you around.. Have a great weekend!

Migs CFL fan said...

Fabulous pics, Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

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Mary said...

stunning sunset, and beautiful colors across that moon! happy swf. :)

Dianne said...

orange skies!

and then purple moon

who could ask for more!!

Kathiesbirds said...

The moon is in a cradle,
while a golden fleece lies across the sky.
Which one will you choose, and why?

Great photos Deborah!

Louise said...

Wow! So amazing are those colors, and at the same time in the same sky--just different directions. Nice captures!

Rose said...

I love both photos...but that first one...it is beyond words.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That looks like "green flash" country. Have you ever seen one?

clairz said...

I'm so glad you had your camera in hand. Ever since I found out about Skywatch Friday I've seen some gorgeous potential shots but...you guessed it! My camera is often somewhere else.

Fantastic photos. Thank you for sharing.

Jim said...

Hi Deborah, your moon scene is nice. Well, so is the other but I just like moon pictures.
Thanks for peeking at my bear on the fan and for your nice comment.
Happy SkyWatching!
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Indrani said...

You have framed the two sides of the sky so well!
Great shots!

Beth P. said...

Can tell how much you love the sky, golden or other colors and moods!

Thank you--

magiceye said...

brilliant pics both!!

Arija said...

Glorious sunset and lovely moonrise. It is not uncommon for the eastern sky to have gentle pink colours at sunset. You were able to get this picture because it was full moon that rises as the sun sets, while there is still colour in the sky.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Your pictures are stunning! That first one is amazing! WOW WOW...
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

kouji haiku said...

lovely sunset color. :)

Robert V. Sobczak said...

About the green flash: its part folk tale and part meteorolgical phenomenom. You'll find it in textbooks, but there are others who claim it doesn't exist, and when you do see it, right after the sun falls below the horizon, it is only for a flash. Apparently, the caribbean is the best place to sea on ... that's what the "Traveling Turtle Girl" tells me, and has witnessed on many occasions down there. As for me, I want to say I saw one once, but I was wearing sun glasses, and that might have distorted the colors I was seeing. Does that answer the question any better?

I really enjoy your blog by the way.

Rambling Woods said...

I am visiting via Kelly's blog and I also do SW...I think I am a neighbor from western NY state..The fall has been really pretty in this area hasn't it...Michelle..

soulbrush said...

i just love all the moon shots this week...we've all been 'moon gazing'.

Nikki-ann said...

Beautiful photos! I love the sunset one :) Take care and I hope you have a good weekend.

indicaspecies said...

Those are lovely shots, and the stunning shot of the first one looks too good to be true!

Powell River Books said...

Lake Erie looks as big as the ocean. Maybe even bigger than the Strait of Georgia here is Coastal BC. I invite you to come see my sky views from the BC Ferry to Powell River. -- Margy

Laura ~Peach~ said...

awesome colors in that first photo and I love the moon!

gardenpath said...

Love them both.

Jeannelle said...

Very beautiful! I love seeing skies over water scenes. And, your moon shot is unique. Many moon photos on SkyWatch this week! All fascinating. Greetings from Iowa.

April said...

What a breath-taking sight!! I love the reflection of that gorgeous sunset on the water and the beautiful moon.

ChrissyM said...

Breathe taking photos. So pretty!

Quiet Paths said...

Wow, just wow. Those colors made me sit right up and adjust my glasses. Wonderful, Deb!

Speedy - El Coyote said...

Beautiful! My favourite colors! :)

Speedy - El Coyote said...

Oops, my url disappeared somehow from my comment! Sorry!

gnometree said...

Exclamation point indeed! Pink clouds across a big moon - very beautiful. Happy SWF