On September 27, a rare celestial event occurred: A supermoon eclipse. A supermoon is a full or new moon that happens when it is closest in its slightly elliptical orbit around the earth. It appears 14% bigger and shines 30% more light than a normal moon. Supermoons occur about once in every 14 moons. A [...]
The blue hour descends over a valley oak tree growing in a vineyard on Live Oak and Angier Roads in Lodi.
The subject of this month’s Readers Photo Challenge assignment is landscape photography. There are several types of pictures that you can take of the natural world. Close-ups can capture the small realm of flowers and insects. Wildlife photography records the beauty of animals. Landscapes capture the grandeur of the great outdoors. Fourteen readers sent in [...]
Very few places in world have such varied scenery as does America. From the Sonoran deserts of the southwest to the sweeping plains of the Midwest to Rocky Mountains to New England’s fall forests and of course Yosemite and the Sierras of California, there are very few places in the world that can match the [...]
There’s just a couple of days left for the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Fall color. Leaves on trees everywhere near and far are now changing with the season so finding a subject should be easy to find. ________________________________________________ Here are the rules: 1. Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Type in “Fall Color” in [...]
Fall color is the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment. New England is famed for the fall color of its forests, and rightly so. But if the East Coast isn’t included in your travel plans there are places much closer to home to photograph the changing of the seasons. The June Lake Loop [...]
An egret is reflected as it rests on a partially submerged log in the waters of Smith Canal in Stockton.
Early Wednesday morning watchers of the night sky will be able to witness the second “blood moon” of the year (the last one was on April 15). A “blood moon” happens during a total lunar eclipse. Light from the sun, which mostly is blocked by the earth, bends through our planet’s atmosphere. Particles, such as [...]
The setting sun tries to shine through smoke stained skies from the King Fire in Eldorado County over a stand of trees in Tracy.
A butterfly rests on a wild sunflower growing along Highway 4 near Roberts Road in Stockton.