Pietro Brosio Gallery

"The Universal Peace", 1976, oil on canvas 100x70cm.


October 16, 2008

Sky Watch 17/10/2008

Waning Moon

About lunar phases, we have the proverb: "Gobba a ponente, luna crescente. Gobba a levante, luna calante", that is: "Westward hump, waxing moon. Eastward hump, waning moon".
When the moon is a "D", this means waxing moon; when the moon is a "C", this means waning moon.

Sky Watch

Comments: 41

Wonderful, Pietro. The sky and the leaves make me think summer all over again. Great composition.

Roses and Lilacs
That is interesting. I'm glad I stopped by and learned that. Happy skywatching.

Laughing Orca Ranch
This is wonderful and I liked learning about moons, too. I had no idea of the difference.

Great photo :)


Beautiful very blue sky! :D Love that trees in the bottom too!~Mine is posted HERE. Happy SWF!~

Ivar Østtun
This is summer. Beautiful photo.

Fabulous color. You are one who can do the moon justice!

What a beautiful sky, with the moon in the background. Great shot, Pietro.

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I remember learning that when I was a little girl and we were camping...
thank you for the reminder! =)

What a wonderful photo. So pretty are the colors with the green leaves and blue sky and of course the perfect moon!
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Wonderful Photo. I love shots of the moon against the blue sky. Happy SWF.

EG CameraGirl
Beautiful moon in a pre blue sky. Very pretty!
Happy Sky Watch!

Photo Cache
such vibrant colors.

I like your pictures!

Beautiful and vibrant colors!

Sylvia K
Gorgeous, Pietro! and the composition is perfect!

Hi pietro!
it's very interesting!
Because I haven't come up with D or C when I see the moon! Oh! wonderful!
and your photo is very beautiful!!

Who says bule and green should never be seen? They are perfectly matched here.

oh, my favorite moon shot from this week! happy swf. :)

Laura ~Peach~
wonderful SWF photo!

the moon is simply beautiful everywhere. specially when its at its full exposure.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy
Pietro: Nice capture of the Moon over the trees. The Blue sky makes this special.

Louis la Vache
As Sandy wrote, great composition, Pietro!

The trees look they are pointing to the moon. Thanks for the moon explanation.

D Herrod
Very nice. Have a great weekend.

Fantastic colour contrast!

What a frame you choose, Pietro for this delicate and transparent moon. It's as if the top of the trees indicates the direction.
Bon week end.

Very nice photo...
Great sky Pietro...

Very bright and beautiful....a big W it looks like! Happy SkyWatching! Greetings from Iowa, USA.

I love this photo -- everything shown is thrilling.

what a beautiful moon for skywatch Pietro!

The first thing that captures my eye in that shot are the trees, because they're wonderfully composed. Then I saw La Luna... and I am mesmerized. It's small, but it sure is beautiful.

RYC: Thank you for reading that boring post of mine :P And I will check out the site you mentioned!

The colour of the sky is amazing. the sky here is much milkier.

In Australia I noticed the sky was a very deep blue, deeper even than your photo - and there they did not see a C or D like we do, but they see a boat or a bowler hat, and funny enough, the people I asked could not tell by the shape if it was waning or waxing!

What time was this taken? I see sometimes faint hint of the moon in the morning thats why I asked. Wonderful sky! Happy weekend!

Such a beautiful and blue sky - something that could really turn up one's day. Greetings from Croatia

Hi Pietro! I see that you have reduced the activity here to the sky watch pics; but they're awesome! I wonder if you caught last Wednesday's full moon...

Want to have a look at a magic place: Delos, Apollo’s birthplace and home to Dionysus sanctuary? Blogtrotter has it! ;))
Hope you enjoy! Have a great weekend!

Gosh........I love your eyes.

Louis la Vache
Thank you, Pietro, for the lesson about the 'c' and 'd' of the moon - this is a handy way to remember whether the moon is waxing or waning that "Louis" had never known.

Marie Reed
The colours make me jump for joy!

Unbelievable blue sky... maybe a little to sharp for me... ;-)

Ahhh! Thanks for the explanation. I have learned something new from you. ;-)


Ok, I am a planetary scientist and I never thought of it that way, very clever. You learn something new everyday :) Great photo too.

Jane Hards Photography
Very interesting and of course gorgpeous images