Well, its a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
‘neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the nights magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush
Can I just have one a more moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with a-you, my love
–Moondance, Van Morrison
On my long drive back from Myrtle Beach, I listened to this song a couple of times. I always pay attention to the piano solo in the middle, imagining I’m playing along. I’ve got several songs I do this with, and it keeps me awake and alert as I drive. The phrase, “‘neath the cover of October skies” jumped out at me. What I didn’t realize was that tonight is, in fact, the Hunter’s Full Moon.
OK, so it’s not the romantic interlude Van Morrison’s song suggests, but I grabbed my camera and the Celestron C90 telescope and took a few moon shots. The image above was one of the best. I also took a few shots with the 2X multiplier in place. The inherent camera shake made the extreme magnification less sharp, but I still think I got some good shots.