Category Archives: Night

Fourth time’s the charm

A few weeks ago I decided to get some photos of the comet NEOWISE that just passed through our solar system. It was literally a once-in-a-lifetime event because it won’t return for 6,800 years. I read up on the comet. It was found by the telescope Near Earth Orbit Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) which […]

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A super eclipse and hollandaise sauce

On Sunday, January 20, a super blood wolf moon eclipse graced the skies over North America and much of the rest of the world as well. The “super” refers to a full moon when it’s closest to the Earth in it’s slightly elliptical orbit. “Blood” specifies the red color that the moon turns during an […]

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Good moon rising

On January 31 the country was witness to a rare celestial event and I was determined to photograph it. A so-called “super blue blood moon” occurred in the wee hours of the morning of the month’s last day. The event was a heavenly hat trick of sorts. First, it was a “supermoon.” That’s when a […]

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Random photo # 75: Night rain in Lodi

The Lodi Arch is reflected in a puddle left by a rain that soaked the ground at Pine and Sacramento streets in downtown Lodi.

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Lighting design

There was a peculiarity to light shining on the exterior of the Lincoln Memorial. Overall it’s well lit except at the center where there is a falloff in illumination. There seems to be lights on either side of the monument to light up the ends but they don’t overlap much at the center leaving a […]

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Moon shots

Last Monday we experienced what’s called a “supermoon.” It’s when the moon comes closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit (its perigee) appearing up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is at its furthest point (apogee). It occurs, on average, once every 14 months, though there are some long periods without one […]

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Season of lights

I’m currently working nights and this is a great time of year to be on that shift. There are many Christmas displays all across the Stockton and San Joaquin County that are quite spectacular and a treat to see. I know that everyone has their favorite but the best use of lights that I’ve come […]

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Asking for the moon

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 […]

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Random photo #53: Blue oak

The blue hour descends over a valley oak tree growing in a vineyard on Live Oak and Angier Roads in Lodi.

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You know you’re getting old when…

On July 31 something happened that only occurs once in a blue moon: a blue moon. The moon doesn’t actually appear blue but the term refers to a full moon that occurs twice in a single month. It’s a fairly rare event happening roughly only once every 2½ years. The first full moon of the […]

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