First full moon of 2015

Man has always been fascinated by the moon. For eons, it has guided and  inspired travellers, scheduled our lives, whether it was for planting, fishing or migration. Several cultures and religions schedule theirMoon 05.01.15-0360-2 entire lives based on the moon with moon based calendars. Islam has most of its important festivals  scheduled based on the sighting of the moon.

 

Moon 05.01.15-0334Pagan and native religions have different names for moons that occur in different seasons and months of the year.

The moon in January is called the Wolf Moon, as it is named after the howling of wolf packs as they search for food during the cold winter conditions at this time of year.

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This full moon also coincided with Earth’s perihelion in its orbit around the sun.

Although the skies over Bangalore were cloudy today, one does not miss an opportunity to shoot such a lovely sight. As always, a photographers best friend is patience, and patience enabled me to get some great pics today.

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Santosh Namby

A lover of Nature who loves photography and works as a Civil Servant, Santosh Namby Chandran has been a photographer for several years. Starting with a point and shoot 35mm film camera from canon to progressing to a film SLR and then a DSLR, his photographic journey has been a long one, filled with immense learning. Trained as an Ecologist and a Civil Servant, he merges his worlds and moves seamlessly though the corridors of power as well as overgrown jungles. An avid trekker and hiker, he has a penchant for shooting butterflies and birds...

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