Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Back to Horse Riding and the SUPER Moon!

AA has missed a few riding lessons so were glad to get her back to Haven Horse Ranch. Her horse, Stetson, is large and AA is just beginning to really control their destiny together. I haven't taken photos in awhile, so here are a few from 11/14/16.

A challenge getting in the saddle!
Warming up by trotting around the arena:
We went to the River House to observe the super moon, it was just cool enough to need coats (high 50's). This year, the full moons of October, November and December all take place when the moon is at its closest point of approach in its orbit around Earth — a so-called supermoon.  The next supermoon will be November's full Beaver Moon, which is expected to reach the peak of its full phase on the morning of Monday, Nov. 14, at 8:52 a.m. EST (1352 GMT), but it will appear full to the casual observer in the day before and after the main event. This full moon will be not only the closest and brightest supermoon of 2016 but also the largest since 1948, Bob Berman, an astronomer at the Slooh Community Observatory, told Space.com. What's more, the full moon won't come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034, according to a statement from NASA.
Photos don't do it justice, It was slightly yellow when it first rose, then turned bright white. An awesome sight!
Ford baked homemade pizza so enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner and the moon glowing over us.

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