Apart from music, another one of my hobbies is Astronomy and I’ve had a telescope since I was young. It lives at the top floor of my house, sometimes if I hear on the news that there is something particularly interesting to see in the sky I’ll whip it out. Sometimes, I just like to take my telescope out and just look at the stars or the planets because I find it cathartic. So on the 14/11/16 there was a Super Moon! I was really excited sooo I decided to get my telescope out and take a look hehe!
What is a Supermoon? Well according to timeanddate.com which has some really interesting information about it (see the Bibliography at the bottom):
“A Supermoon happens when a Full Moon or New Moon coincides with the Moon’s closest approach to Earth; also called perigee.” (timeanddate.com 2016)
I couldn’t see anything for ages! So I decided to go downstairs and watch some TV lol. Then I promptly forgot about the Supermoon, till I went to brush my teeth and go to bed, then Jesus reminded me.
By the time the Supermoon arrived I was a little tired, it was cold outside and my commitment was waning. However, Jesus gave me the idea of propping the telescope on the stairs of the top floor of my house. That way I could see the Supermoon and not get cold!
I was really panicking whilst propping up the telescope because I realised that as the moon was so close it appeared to pass quicker, meaning I had to swiftly get it in sight before it moved over the house and out of view. I didn’t even have my glasses on (I couldn’t remember where I put them lol) and I was panicking further as I wasn’t sure if I had focussed the image properly to take a picture! It was quite funny actually lol.
Eventually I got to a cosy position on the stairs and I invited Jesus to come and look at the supermoon with me and I really felt the peace of God during that time 🙂
The peace that I felt and the fact that Jesus reminded me that I wanted to see the Supermoon has reinforced what I’ve always thought, which is that it’s really great to involve Jesus in ones hobbies and spend time with Jesus doing ordinary everyday things outside of praying, reading the Bible and going to church. Jesus is interested in every part of our lives and I feel like He enjoys participating in the simple fun things, as well as the big projects in our lives.
I don’t really know how to take photos from a telescope and I didn’t have an adapter to steady the camera but I did the best I could!
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Happy Stargazing! 😀
timeanddate.com, ‘Supermoon: Closest Full Moon to Earth Since 1948’, timeanddate.com Website at: <http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/super-full-moon.html> 15 November 2016