Pink Moon On The Move

I made a timelapse video of the April Pink moon moving through the clouds on Monday when it was 96% full. The more classic rock-style music in the video is reminiscent of what a slow-fingered guitarist might play in a guitar battle. The epic battle between Ralph Macchio and Steve Vai in the movie Crossroads comes to mind. Vai smokes Macchio in the battle, in my personal opinion, but in typical Hollywood fashion, Macchio, the underdog, wins the battle after the wild and crazy-looking Vai lays down his guitar and walks off the stage. Vai probably played the parts Macchio was supposedly playing.

The full moon is tonight, but it will be close to 8:00 pm before the moon rises over the mountains. Therefore, I will not get detail in the mountains when it rises tonight.

Pink Moon last night as the Bazooka saw it.

The pink Moon last night. The southern sky in the middle, and the western sky in the right.

Starting Easter Sunday through Wednesday, April 12th, there will be a conjunction between Venus and the Pleiades. You can see the Pleiades above Venus on the right side of the middle photo and the left side of the photo on the right.

58 thoughts on “Pink Moon On The Move

  1. Thanks for the timelapse video of the April Pink moon and the link to watch that epic guitar battle. I’m going to check our local streaming services and hope to find the movie. I’m sure I’ve seen it, but I can’t remember a scene…

    • Thanks, Lavinia. Clear and warming up. It was 76 on Monday, and dropped into the 40s with high winds on Tuesday. 16 yesterday morning and got up to 50 in the afternoon. It was 27 this morning. The forecast is for 66 this afternoon. We are supposed to get into the high 70s and low 80s next week.

  2. Wow, pretty amazing Tim. I loved the time lapse work. The pink moon is unbelievably gorgeous. You are such a multitalented individual. πŸ¦‹πŸŒΉ

  3. I think I saw a video somewhere where a guitarist matched Machio’s fingering on the “riff-off” so you could hear what it would have really sounded like – horrendous ha. We missed the pink moon – glad you got some shots of it so I know what we missed – quite purdy.

    • Hollywierdos and their upchuck underdog stories. One reason I like French movies is they rarely fall for that crap. Too bad you missed old pinky. It was purdy.

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