Full Moon over Horta

On our last night in Horta there was a full moon, so I got up in the middle of the night, brought my camera and shot some photos.

In Norse mythology, Hjúki (Old Norse, possibly meaning “the one returning to health” and Bil (Old Norse) are a brother and sister pair of children who follow the personified moon, Máni, across the heavens. Both Hjúki and Bil are solely attested in the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by the great Icelandic historian and poet Snorri Sturluson. (wikipedia)

In modern terms Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. A full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent (ecliptic) longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees. (wikipedia)

The Old Norse Men divided the year into two equally long periods – summer and winter. A man’s age was measured according to the number of winters he had lived. Like most other ancient calendars they followed the  lunar phases – from new moon to new moon or full moon to full moon.

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15 thoughts on “Full Moon over Horta

  1. The moon looks like it has a brush stroke across it; and it looks like the moon has a light trail behind it, likes it’s come down a road. Fascinating photo.

  2. Nothing remains the undisputed charm of the full Moon.
    Even from my balcony I can see the moon in all its splendor.
    Beautiful pictures full of meanings.
    last night was almost full. I was also on the sea .. she reflected exactly. but I had the camera 🙂 you had it you in my place.
    You’re a darling boy.
      is a pleasant gift.
    kiss my tender Cardinal ♠
    vento

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