While the rest of Europe is still in the ice age, Athens is enjoying some great early spring weather. I’m not bragging 😉
Ενώ η υπόλοιπη Ευρώπη βρίσκεται ακόμα στην εποχή των παγετώνων, η Αθήνα απολαμβάνει εξαιρετικές πρώιμες ανοιξιάτικες καιρικές συνθήκες.
The “Supermoon” went from blood red to yellow.
The yellow “Supermoon”.
Today was the day the ‘supertrifecta’: blue moon, supermoon and total lunar eclipse occurred all at once, the last time this happened was 150 years ago!
Here in Greece, I was able to see the moon clearly and I saw the full moon change hues from red to yellow ocher. But, I didn’t see any blue hues on the moon. People who live in East Asia, Australia, and the West coast of North America will see this extremely rare supermoon a lot more clearly.
The phrase ‘once and a blue moon’ comes to mind and I think that we can expect a lot of changes with this rare moon. I believe the changes have already affected me because I did a good job of cleaning and organizing my bedroom 😉
This cloud looks like a shark! Looks like a poster for the movie ‘Sharknado’!
Looks like a human face, but at a different angle it looks like my cat!
On the day of the Solar eclipse we had an incredible lightning storm in Athens. Storms like this one are a rare occurrence at this time of the year here in Athens. So, naturally I swung my camera into action, but those bolts were too quick for me. I did manage to get one lucky shot though as well as photos of weird faces in the clouds.
Lightning noun ‘a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground.’
A few shots of an unusual orange, and violet sky just before nightfall in Athens.
Μερικες λήψεις απο το ασυνήθιστο πορτοκαλί και βιολετί ουρανό λίγο πριν νυχτώσει στην Αθήνα.
These shots are a few of my attempts at capturing the Supermoon on a cloudy Athens night without a monster telephoto lens.
That white blob sure is bright!
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato
It rained a few days ago, hale and all, very unusual for this time of year in Greece. I don’t mind the rain so much, as long as there isn’t any severe flooding. But, I get to capture this strange natural phenomena called a rainbow so it’s all good 🙂
Snow capped mountains in Athens during a sudden snowfall this month after a period of warm weather.
Χιονισμένα βουνά στην Αθήνα κατά τη διάρκεια μια ξαφνική χιονόπτωση αυτό το μήνα μετά από πολύ ζεστό καιρό.
‘Know where to find the sunrise and sunset time and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once.”
– Marilyn vos Savant