Hunger Moon (1)

I have found references to February’s moon as both the “snow” moon and the “hunger” moon. The full moon was on February 13th. I set out 2 cameras the evening of the 13th, through the early morning of the 14th. I had scouted out a location in Jockey’s Ridge State Park in nearby Nags Head.

Jockey’s Ridge is a visually interesting mix of sand dunes and sparse vegetation. Unfortunately, I failed to do justice to the area this evening. It was enjoyable being out there though, so it was at least a partially successful pinhole outing.




Manteo, Dare County, North Carolina (longitude W75.7, latitude N35.9)

February 13, 2006

Sunset 5:43 p.m.
Start photo 6:07 p.m.
Moonrise 6:16 p.m.

February 14, 2006

End photo 6:48 a.m.
Sunrise 6:51 a.m.

Phase of the Moon on 13 February: waning gibbous with 100% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.

Moonrise direction: approximately 100° ESE.