Halloween’s Full Moon…a Little Creepy

I was determined to take a photo of tonight’s Halloween full moon – the first full moon and blue moon on Halloween night since 1944.

This was the first photo I snapped from my backyard.  We had snow yesterday, so a little was remaining on the ground.  You can see some snow on the tree branches, to the right.

A moment later I snapped a second photo.  I always take a few in order to get the best shot.  Well…this was the shot:

These photos were taken a second apart.  What is the mist?  I did not see it all.  Not at all!  Yet, it is in the photo.  Seriously, this just happened. I was stunned.

Is there something here?  I believe so.  A picture is worth a thousand words.


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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82 Responses to Halloween’s Full Moon…a Little Creepy

  1. Unique Tales says:

    Darn I missed it, though it has been a cloudy night may not have seen it anyway.

  2. Unique Tales says:

    Kicking myself that I missed it.

  3. Loewef says:

    It bears noting that “mercury is in retrograde” as well, whatever that actually means.

    I say, “The heavens declare the glory of God.” Thanks for sharing this wonderful shot…a picture really is worth a thousand words!

  4. Your moon looks just like mine! Could it be the same one?

  5. Yes, there is definitely something there. I’ve seen it happen only a few times. Love a blue moon. This one is special.

  6. cindy knoke says:

    Photos I take usually show me things I did not see. It is a kind of wonder. Glad took them.

  7. delphini510 says:

    Jennie, isn’t it just beautiful. I went outside to just fill the awe of this Blue Moon.
    No wonder the moon has such a prominent role in romance, mystique, science….

    Both the Harvest moon and Blue moon in October.


  8. Ritu says:

    That is spooky!!

  9. Opher says:

    Very spooky Jennie. It would have been even spookier if there had been some figure on a broomstick in front of it.

  10. Norah says:

    That’s very spooky, Jennie. Happy Halloween!

    • Jennie says:

      It was, Norah! And now it is onto a blur of holidays ahead, then dark ages of winter.

      • Norah says:

        Enjoy the holidays, Jennie. I hope you country has much to celebrate in the coming weeks. I know you will always find the joys.

      • Jennie says:

        Thank you, Norah! Yes, I think I’m destined be a joy finder. 😀

      • Norah says:

        I know so, Jennie. 🙂
        PS I just received my copy of Jim Trelease’s book and was delighted to see your name mentioned in the acknowledgements, as you’d assured me it was. So nice to have the latest edition and the last (sad though that is) under his authorship.

      • Jennie says:

        I’m so glad you have his book! As you read it, he flips from fascinating facts to riveting stories. My favorites are the kid from Russell, KY, the Junior High School teacher in Boston, and Cuban cigars. I look forward to hearing what you like! I was disappointed that the newest edition (not written by Jim) eliminated these stories. You’ll see me (one of the few photos in the book!) and read my story on page 50-something.

        I just know this man has it nailed! I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do. How he stumbled upon writing the book is a story in itself. 🙂

      • Norah says:

        I’m looking forward to reading it, Jennie. Thanks for the tips about parts you like. I’ve just found your photo on page 62 in this edition and your comments about reading chapter books to preschoolers on page 61. 🙂

      • Jennie says:

        I was honored to be included in the book! Happy reading! 🙂

      • Norah says:

        I am certain I will love every word. 🙂

  11. Beautiful pictures, Jennie. You can see a face in the second one if you angle the picture correctly. Very strange. We couldn’t see the moon last night. We had a huge thunderstorm and it rained all night. Very nice but the clouds put paid to any moon viewing.

  12. Those are both so cool, Jennie! Isn’t amazing how the camera can see what we can’t.

    I was on passing out the candy duty so I just peeked out to look at the rising Full-Blue Moon several times in between passing out the candy. It was beautiful here too.

  13. quiall says:

    It looks like a face is trying to stare back! Great shots.

  14. Dan Antion says:

    Maybe those are spirits rising out of the snow 😉

    Great photos!

  15. Whatever it is I’m glad it is in your backyard and not mine. Good shot.

  16. beetleypete says:

    It illuminated the sky here, and was quite low. I like your misty and mysterious photo. It would make a good cover for a horror novel.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  17. My daughter says it’s the veil between the worlds. What a glimpse you had!

  18. Darlene says:

    A perfect Halloween moon picture.

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Every “once in a blue moon” the supernatural seems to need to remind us about its existence. Glad you went indoors.

  20. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, thank you for the photograph! And as you asked me the other day, I did howl at the moon!

    • Jennie says:

      Way to go for howling, Charles! Robbie pointed out the face in the lower right hand corner. The images were only in the photo, not visible to the eye. 😳

  21. Whoa. Cool photos, Jennie. Clearly ghosts entered the picture.

  22. Spooky, indeed, just in time for Halloween!

  23. srbottch says:

    Of course there’s something there, it’s the season for spooks and goblins.

  24. that full moon was sooo cool. I tried to take a pic of it too. I felt like you couldn’t get a pic to do it justice! I need to toss the photos in photoshop and see if I can find one that is worth sharing

  25. Hello. That is a pretty cool photo and how that mist came so fast.
    (Here’s the real reason I’m here though- I would like to talk to you about a story time at the Saddle Up Saloon, https://carrotranch.com/category/saloon/ If you might be interested in talking about picture books/children’s books for children of all ages, please contact me. averydede.1@gmail.com)

  26. dgkaye says:

    Gorgeous shots Jennie. Fantastical shot where you’ve caught spirit(s). Halloween, the veil is at its thinnest.! 🙂

  27. jilldennison says:

    I love these two pictures … amazing what a difference 2 seconds can make, eh? SNOW already??? Wow!

  28. Mystery on top! Wonderful, you’d made images of it. Thank you, Jennie!

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