Wednesday, April 8, 2020

April Full Pink Moon, 2020

The Full Moon on April 7th was the second supermoon of 2020, being the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. April's full moon is also called Full Pink Moon, heralding the appearance of the "moss pink", or creeping phlox, one of the early spring flowers.  

One of the best and favorite places for me to watch the moon rise is at the Chippewa Flowage, northern Wisconsin.  It was an unusual warm day and when I arrived at my location I was greeted by a chorus of various birds and Spring Peepers (tiny frogs). Oh and the loons were especially vocal - what a welcome sound after a long winter!! It was like an explosion of life - everywhere I looked I saw ducks, geese, swans, loons etc. and several beavers were swimming amongst the cattails. 
I came for the full moon but it was the amazing clouds and their reflections that captivated my attention. Here is a sampling of an extraordinary evening in northern Wisconsin.
Enjoy! Susanne

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The setting sun disappearing behind clouds

Cloud reflections like a mirror

Setting sun amongst clouds

A beaver is crossing the water, creating a V-shaped pattern

Full moon rising

The full moon rising higher and reflecting in the calm water

Those reflections of the tree trunks caught my eye

The last picture before returning home