Full Moon Rising over the Ocean – October 2013

by Sheila Finkelstein on October 19, 2013

According to published articles, there would be/was a Lunar Eclipse at 7:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Friday night, October 18, 2013.  It was said to be heralding a time of change.  A friend and I went to the ocean shortly before sunset to observe the moon rising. We anticipated also seeing the eclipse to be an hour later on the timeline.

Articles explained that what would be visible would be a shadow over a portion of the moon.  There did not seem to be any changes occurring. I was, thus, glad I had my iPhone so I could go to the web to double check the timing and information. I also learned that it was the Hunter’s Moon, a month after the Harvest Moon.  See EarthSky.org for details and explanation.

Bottom line, my friend and I never did see any shadows, other than passing clouds and shadows we always see on the moon.  We could have dwelled on what we thought we missed or we could spend our time and energy enjoying the experiences in the moments.

And so I share some of the experience here with you.

First Siting of October 2013 Full Moon

Full Moon Emerging from Behind Clouds

Full Moon October 2013 - Altered Clouds

Full Moon October 2013 Showing as Orange Color

Full Moon - October 2013

Full Moon October 2013 Reflecting in the Ocean

Peace and beauty reign.  Staying in the beauty of the present, in what IS in front of us, there is NO conflict or angst for what might be missing.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Pam Eppinette April 21, 2015 at 6:47 am

Hi Sheila,

This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Did you get photos of the blood moon by any chance. I forgot all about it so I missed it.


Sheila Finkelstein June 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Thanks, Pam. I just saw this. Don’t know how I missed it. Know I did not get the blood moon. I am looking forward to this month’s full moon, for sure.


Joy Wood June 15, 2015 at 11:24 am

Good getting back to your site, Sheila, after being away for too long. I like what your eye and camera capture as well as your philosophy of life. I do think staying in the beauty of the present is very important. I look forward to exploring more another time. Thank you for how you are making the beauty of the world more available to the rest of us not walking exactly in your shoes.


Sheila Finkelstein June 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Thanks so much for your comments. I appreciate your thoughtful response and the acknowledgment.


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