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Solar eclipse and not only

Curious coincidence that shouldn’t have happened but did happen.

Last time I watched a solar eclipse it was 20th March 2006 and I was at my high school senior year.
And now, 9 years later, even if super late, this might be another year of important decisions
(Let’s just hope changes will run toward a more positive direction)

This time I was at home and been able to take pictures with my camera.

Solar eclipse - 20th March 2015

I guess I can’t complain.

The better part yet occurred on the ground.

I definitely spent a couple of sweet and funny hours with my father
He is beyond passionate about astrophysics, if you see me looking up to the sky I’m just using a piece of my father’s inheritance (as well as when I take pictures)
I took pictures of him taking picture of the solar eclipse, he of course complained but I do not care. It’s a something to show to his grandkids for sure.
Actually I hope he can live long enough to teach to grandkids how to find some of the most important stars and constellations as he did with me.

It was nice to see the old lady who lives in a nearby building changing behaviour for at least a few seconds.
So far I have always seen a sad/tired expression on her face, sometimes she looks angry.
Today,  when she saw me, my mother and my father looking up to the sky she did her her best to catch our attention.
When we turned at her, the expression on her face was totally different, it turned into the expression you can find on the face of curious young lady, she asked with gesture “what’s going on?!”
Here the fun started because the 3 of us started yelling “there is a solar eclipse”, we were yelling for the desperate attempt to overcome the street sounds, but she is probably a little deaf too so she was not understanding… I was starting to think about what to do to tell her but fortunately there was a young woman at her side that repeated the information for her.
The old lady smiled, probably thought we were a crazy family (not that far away from truth)
She spent a few more minutes outside on her balcony and when she decided she wanted to get back inside her apartment she waved to us.
I waved back.
I am curious to see what is going to happen in the next days since I often see her when I take pictures on the balcony or study there.

And…all this of course reminded me of  a 9 years old promise.
The friend who enjoyed the idea that triggered that promise died 1 year and 3 months later, but I have no reason to not keep the given word.

Even if for just 1 second it was nice to think he was somewhere around enjoying the show.
It has been fun to imagine that probably a solar eclipse is among the most boring thing you can see where I hope he is now.
I definitely giggled at the idea that if he heard me repeating my promise he said what he often said “you are a goofy girl” but enjoyed the idea.

Posted March 20th, 2015.

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I look for something…

Full Moon, Crateri Silvestri, People - 10th August 2014
that gives me a reason to get up,
that helps me to go beyond human weakness.

Posted August 10th, 2014.

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Be content

I wanted to catch the full moon rising from the sea.
Clouds on the horizon stole the moment I have been waiting for

Full moon 12th July 2014

I guess I have to be content with the above shot

😛

Next month I’ll try again.
🙂

Posted July 12th, 2014.

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Just a memory

Rising moon - 15th February 2014

from a wonderful afternoon

I hope I will be able to recall this, tomorrow.

Posted February 27th, 2014.

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Full moon and clouds

 

Full moon and clouds - August 2013

Posted August 21st, 2013.

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The more I think

Liberty style building, moon and clouds

“better I stop”

the more I notice interesting things

Well played, Boss.

Once again

Posted June 30th, 2013.

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Half moon

Half moon

more or less

Posted June 21st, 2013.

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Improper “use” of the moon #2

 

Improper “use” of the moon #2

Posted June 7th, 2013.

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Improper “use” of the moon

Full mon, plumeria and a spider web

full moon (May 24th)

This is one of those time when I decide to take pictures without knowing the reason.

I was just sitting on the sofa talking with a couple of friends when I thought “well, it’s full moon day, let’s see what is outside”

Not only I saw an amazing full moon that made me wonder if i should consider to try “astro-photography” (in few rude words: use a telescope as a lens for my camera)

but I started walking along the balcony in search of something. I didn’t know what it was, actually I can’ say if I found it. We’ll never know and it’s not an important fact.

One thing is sure though, I tried to see how Plumeria leaves with some filaments of spider web looked light against moon light.

[I understand that the web low resolution make difficult viewing the spider web, if you want, try clicking on the picture to open it bigger]

Posted May 31st, 2013.

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May 2013 full moon

Full moon May 2013

Posted May 25th, 2013.

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Moon in the afternoon

Moon in the afternoon

I wanted to share this pictures 2 days ago but i still didn’t figured out what to say about it.

Too many words but not a properly shaped thought.

Well, I hope you will just enjoy the picture as I enjoyed taking it

Posted May 24th, 2013.

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