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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shine On... Shine on...

..."Shine on, shine on, Harvest Moon, up in the sky!..."

Hi everypuppy and everycat! It's me - Ammy - resident Meteorologist here at Ao4 Headquarters! As I'm sure you all know, last night was a full moon - this month, the Harvest Moon!!! A Super Harvest Moon, according to NASA, because it fell on the autumnal equinox! Isn't that exciting!?! I thought it was! So right around sunset, my trusty photographer (that would be my mom) and I headed outside.

Our neighbor's house blocks our eastern view, so we headed down the street at sunset.

DSCN6742 Amber & the sunset
"Let's get walking!"

By the time we got to the end of our street, the sunset looked like this:

DSCN6744 22 SEP 10 sunset

We needed to get to the high ground quickly! Once we got to top of the highest hill in the neighborhood, this is what the moon looked like!

DSCN6746 22 SEP 10 moonrise

And at the same time, if you turned around, this is what the sun was doing:

DSCN6747 22 SEP 10 sunset

They were both so brilliant right at the same time!

Here I am with the moon in the background:

DSCN6749 Amber & 22 SEP 10 moonrise

And here I am with the sunset as my backdrop:

DSCN6750 Amber & 22 SEP 10 sunset

As the moon kept rising, the light changed. I loved watching it!

DSCN6751 Amber & 22 SEP 10 sunset

OK, that photo above doesn't really show off the sunset or the moonrise, but Mom thought it was a good shot of me, so I humored her by posting it. Let's have another look at the moon!

DSCN6753 Amber & 22 SEP 10 moonrise
Me and the moon.

Check between my ears.
Hee hee hee!

Less than an hour later, the sun was gone, but the moon was up enough for us to see it at our house. Despite the fact that we had cloudy skies, the moon was so bright!

DSCN6761 22 SEP 10 moonrise

It just kept ... shining on ... all night long!

DSCN6767 22 SEP 10 moonrise

..."Shine on, shine on, Harvest Moon!..."

I hope you got to enjoy it where you are. Photos really don't do it justice!



  1. Great Photos - it wasnt near as pretty at hour house as it was at yalls! Thank you for sharing!

  2. WOW. Amazing sunset shots!
    I like the picture of the moon between your ears!

  3. Those are pawesome photos of the moon! We heard about the Harvest Moon but then forgot about it until just now. Oops. That explains why it was so light out in the middle of the night last night!

  4. Woof! Woof! You guys had a great photos ... it was cloudy so we did not see it well. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. You sure are beautiful and good thing you share these beautiful moons with us. We are usually snoozing by the time the moon comes out to say hi.

  6. Whoops, we were on our evening walk last night about 10 and our dense/dunce Dad said something about the brightness and the Siberian Moon Shadows but he did not even look up; he is always making some excuse about two out of control Huskies and not paying attention to anything else.

    Great pictures, especially the one with a fuzzy young lady weather girl.

    Remy and Flash

  7. Great pics! Love the sunsets. Somehow we are now singing that song ' the moon and I' although can't for the live of us think where it came from!
    love and kisses
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  8. I bet some of our blog friends aren't familiar with that old song.... great pictures your mom took, too.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  9. Woooos! Woo all look so pretty that I furgot to look at the moon there between woo little ears! great pictures! It was shining bright here last night too!

    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  10. Oh, what beautiful photos of the sky! And wow - look at that moon! My human says the Chinese celebrate the moon at this time in a special Moon Festival and eat a special kind of yummy cake! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  11. Wow, that is a seriously bright mooon!


  12. What incredible pictures! We'll have to pay closer attention to Mr. Moon tonight. We had a superduper thunderstorm last night!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  13. OMD! Pawsome photos! The moon was so beautiful! ^^

    Rufus and Indie

  14. Oh Ammy we enjoyed it over here too in our neck of the woods. Your pictures sure do look better than moms
    Snuggles & snorts,
    Benny & Lily

  15. What an awesome sunset! We watched the moon all night too. I was so beautiful.

  16. Hi, Ammy!
    That sure was beautiful!
    Pawesome Harvest Moon event!
    Kisses and hugs

  17. Just gorgeous photos! Love that first one of you and your coat, Ammy - the light makes it so red!!! And your Mom's right about the one of you without sun or moon - again, the light on your tongue and mouf are so beautious! Spectacular moon and sunset - amazing!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  18. Great photos!!! We had a pretty pawsoem view from here, too. Isn't that khool- we were looking at the same moon a thousand miles apart!

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  19. Those photos are remarkable.

  20. What beautiful photos, of the moon and sun and you! Who knew the moon could be so bright!!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  21. Yuh! The moon has been HUGE lately! Also, the sun goes down way too early! Sob! Momma barely gets home from work before it is dark.

    Hey! I heard about a scary lake in ND and it made me think of your Kansas Ocean. I know how flat it is in Kansas. I sure hope this doesn't happen to you. Check it out.



  22. woofs, very nice pics...loved the one with the sunset as a backdrop...frame worthy..

    b safe,