Thursday, December 22, 2016

A beautiful start to the day

Last Quarter, 37% visible

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Waning Gibbous, 65% visible

A brisk -11F out when taking the picture yesterday morning

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A cold night and a beauty of a moon

Full, 98% visible

Full, 100% visible

So beautiful last night

Still visible in N. Illinois

If you can - go outside

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A beautiful end to a hectic day

Waxing Gibbous, 99% visible

Monday, December 12, 2016

Another 4 inches on Sunday

14 for the season so far

I'm sick of it

Friday, December 09, 2016

The snow stopped and the clouds parted last night just in time for a picture

Waxing Gibbous, 73% visible

Thursday, December 08, 2016

First Quarter, 57% visible

High fast moving clouds and chilly weather made it a bit of a challenge to get a good image

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

After a day - almost 2.5 inches gone. #happy

Monday, December 05, 2016

1 to 2 inches was predicted...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

High thin clouds made for a challenge to get a decent image

Last Quarter, 39% visible

Monday, November 21, 2016

Waning Gibbous, 49% visible

19F outside. A bit chilly.

After spending a couple of mornings hiding Mr. Moon was out Sunday morning

Waning Gibbous, 59% visible

Friday, November 18, 2016

Waning Gibbous, 79% visible

Clouds were starting to roll in so I'm happy with this shot.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Waning Gibbous, 88% visible

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

#supermoon through the trees

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Last nights #supermoon

Monday, November 14, 2016

A couple of #supermoon shots from last night. I was hoping for more this morning but clouds were in the way

Friday, November 11, 2016

Waxing Gibbous, 82% visible

3 image HDR

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Waxing Gibbous, 72% visible

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Windows Uptime

(Because supporting the uptime command would be too easy...)

In the Command Prompt

C:\temp>net stats srv | find "since"

Statistics since 10/20/2016 10:02:37 AM

PowerShell v3

PS C:\temp> Get-CimInstance -ClassName win32_operatingsystem | select csname, lastbootuptime

csname lastbootuptime
------ --------------
DC1 10/20/2016 11:01:15 AM

It appears that PowerShell doesn't handle the time falling back...

So I created a uptime alias in Powershell. The following will do it in your current shell.

function get-uptime {Get-CimInstance -ClassName win32_operatingsystem | select csname, lastbootuptime}
new-alias uptime get-uptime

To make the alias sticky add these commands to the Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1 file in your profile and enable script execution. Where your profile file is at and how to enable script execution are in the links below.

Useful links

First Quarter

53% visible

Add in a contrail from a passing jet

Monday, November 07, 2016

Waxing Crescent, 47% visible

Friday, November 04, 2016

A beauty tonight

Waxing Crescent, 23% visible

Waxing Crescent 16% visible

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Congrats to the 2016 World Series Champion

Chicago Cubs

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A beautiful morning moon

Waning Gibbous, 85% visible

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A tale of two moons. Last night

Waning Gibbous, 94% visible

And this morning

Waning Gibbous, 92% visible

Monday, October 17, 2016

Full, 98% visible

Canon SX710 Point and Shoot

Friday, October 14, 2016

Back to a beautiful clear night sky. Someday I'll live where there is less light polution.

Waxing Gibbous, 93% visible

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Night Sky

I've always loved the night sky. The Moon, the stars, the darkness - just feels right. I made a friend a year ago who got me motivated to start making pictures of the moon. Every pic reminds me of that friendship. It may be all that I have...
Beautiful sky tonight

Waxing Gibbous, 78% visible

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

High thin clouds made getting this image a little challenging. A little #Lightroom magic and something decent appears

Waxing Gibbous, 69% visible

Monday, October 10, 2016

First Quarter, 59% visible

First quarter, 44% visible

Waxing Crescent, 38% visible

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Waxing Crescent, 22% visible

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Mr. Moon is back. I can see the earth light - just can't seem to catch it in the image.

Waxing Crescent, 14% visible

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Just about gone...

Waning Crescent, 12% visible

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hazy morning. Lightroom saves the day

Waning Gibbous, 61% visible

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

High thin clouds this morning. Still managed to get a decent picture of Mr Moon.

Waning Gibbous, 72% visible

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Good morning moon

Waning Gibbous, 82% visible

Monday, September 19, 2016

Waning Gibbous, 90% visible

Friday, September 16, 2016

Full Moon

Thursday, September 15, 2016

High thin clouds made it a challenge to get a decent image last night

Waxing Gibbous, 96% visible

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

As the days get shorter Mr. Moon comes out earlier.

I so love looking up and seeing him at night.

Monday, September 12, 2016

A beautiful moon on September 11th