Dancing Moon

"Dancing Moon I", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dancing Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’ve been remiss in updating my Adventures in Celestial Mechanics work the last few months, and in honor of New Years my recent photographs from the Dancing Full Moon seem appropriate.

The Dancing Full Moon was the name chosen for September’s full moon by the Klamath tribe in what is now northwestern California. They choose this name because September was when, every other year, the Klamath danced for ten consecutive days after the full moon in a celebration intended to restore balance and wholeness in the world and to stave off evil.

I created these photographs are from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. September 2013’s full moon was typically known as the Harvest Moon, the name used by many, many cultures to represent the full moon closest to the autumn equinox.

"Dancing Moon II", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dancing Moon II”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
"Dancing Moon V", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dancing Moon V”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

 

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