The appearance of the new moon each month, always surprises and brings me great joy. Its thin crescent glows brightly. The remainder of the moon is in shade, but one can still see a definite outline. Just amazing!
The evening of the full moon [July 5] I drove to the top of Brosnahan Court, only 10 mins from home. Being very steep, it offers wonderful 180 degree views across Beenleigh.
4.50 pm, looking NE.
And the western view.
A rarely seen view in these Covid times.
The moon was due to rise at 5.07pm. The horizon was cloudy, and as the minutes ticked by without even the smallest of a glow, I was beginning to think my luck wasn't with me. Thankfully I turned my eyes further south and managed to glimpse its initial appearance. Can you?
A magical 15 mins of watching it rise ensued.
Returning to the car, the western sky was showing off as well.
8.30 pm saw the alignment of the Moon, Jupiter and Venus.
The following day, my early morning walk took me to the top of Mt Warren Hill, just as the sun rose over Stradbroke Island.
A view of the Brisbane City skyline, from further along the ridge, of MWH.
Turning further west I farewlled the moon as it set.
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