We saw the whole of the Moon

Last night we decided to close our shop a little early – 10:30 instead of 11pm, our very short tourist season is winding down and Doka and I decided to go out for dinner, together just the two of us.  There are so many restaurants in Korcula and our friends at Korcula Explorer had recommended a few places we should try.  (www.korculaexplorer.com – for all your Korcula accommodation and holiday activity needs)

Unfortunately we were too late for most kitchens, as the tourist season is winding down here restaurants are closing earlier and earlier.

While we didn’t get a nice meal out (we are going to close earlier tonight!!), we saw the whole of the moon.  I am still filled with the awe of it.  It was a very clear night here in Korcula and our local astronomy group had their telescope set up beside the nightclub Gaudi.  There were several people using the opportunity to look at the moon super close.  The telescope offered such clear images of the moon.

Doka and I chatted with group members for a while and walked away talking about how nice it would be to one day own a fabulous telescope for night sky gazing.

We had some fries for dinner at Curiso, and fed Fergus a midnight snack on the way home, it was a very nice evening.

Have you ever had the chance to see the moon so close?  Would love to hear about your experience.

 

 

 

 

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About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at www.sebasilver.com to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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5 Responses to We saw the whole of the Moon

  1. Helz-Design says:

    didn.t see the moon yesterday, since there have been clouds all over berlin.
    but i know the feeling, seeing it close by, being overwhelmed by it.

    i have to admit, i am addicted to the moon, and i sometimes curse my camera for being so small, that it prevents me to make proper pictures of the moon.

    i love to sit in my kitchen when we got full moon, the kitchen is dark but filled with the silver light of the moon. it is just awesome 🙂

  2. Never have been too interested in astronomy until moving to Korcula. Having lived in London the artifical lights block the night sky, but here on the island you see everything and it’s so beautiful. It’s the only place I have seen shooting-stars, satellites, the milky way and of course a brilliant clear full moon. So I think I will invest in a “star-book” but will have to save my pennies before I can buy a telescope! Look forward to many more clear nights!

    • Seba Silver says:

      Have seen some amazing skies here that’s for sure, and in so many other places. Keep Looking UP! Brilliant Northern Lights in Scotland a few years back, would love to get to Alaska for big night sky action there. A “star-book”?

  3. David says:

    Ah, The Whole Of The Moon

    The Waterboys – just played it – wonderful lyrics. Thanks for bringing back the memory.

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