sometimes paradise is colorful…

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense @jorgeduranp

Feliz miercoles.!! Happy Wednesday.!! Please enjoy this beautiful sunset captured near Isla Holbox.

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sometimes paradise is a blood harvest supermoon…

supermoon Cancun

supermoon Cancun

with a lunar eclipse thrown in for good measure.! As of right now, I only have pictures of the supermoon. But I promise if I get any lunar eclipse shots, I will post them 🙂

So last night, the world witnessed a blood harvest supermoon complete with a lunar eclipse. Wow.! And we won’t see another one for 18 years.!! Double wow.!! But what exactly does that mean.?! Besides that it’s gorgeous.!

full moon Cancun

full moon Cancun

Well, the moon is considered a supermoon when it is within 220,000 miles or 360,000 kilometers from the Earth. During that time, the moon looks 12 to 14% bigger and twice that much brighter.!! Hola Luna.!

The reason it’s called a harvest moon is because it’s near the Autumn Equinox (September 23rd) when farmer’s utilized it’s presence for (you guessed it.!) the harvest.

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

The blood moon moniker comes from the lunar eclipse. Last night, the Earth, moon, and sun lined up with each other. During that line up, the Earth’s shadow completely obscured the moon. But rather than being in complete darkness, the lunar eclipse gave off an orange to reddish haze depending on where you were in the world and other more scientific variables. I’ve also read it’s the name given to the fourth lunar eclipse in a lunar tetrad (four lunar eclipses in a row spaced at 6 full moons/months apart).

One of my good friends in Cancun took these pictures with his wife last night (they wanted to be anonymous). But their pictures were too beautiful to be hidden.! And the blood red moon comes from Soy Playense in Playa del Carmen. So enjoy 🙂

Cancun sky

Cancun sky last night

More info on last night’s super moon and lunar eclipse…

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-20150927-story.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/09/25/blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-super-moon-need-to-know/72790162/

http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/super-full-moon.html

sometimes paradise is old style…

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense by: Fernanda Canavaro

Playa del Carmen at Calle 10 and the beach many years ago. Now it’s a vibrant street with Zenzi Beach at the end of the road on the left side. Zenzi photos below…

courtesy of facebook.com/zenzibeach

courtesy of facebook.com/zenzibeach

courtesy of facebook.com/zenzibeach

courtesy of facebook.com/zenzibeach

sometimes paradise is extraordinary…

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense/Sol Tamargo

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense/Sol Tamargo

Hoy celebramos el #DĂ­aMundialdeLasPlayas. Today we celebrate the World Day of Beaches. Well technically, it’s tomorrow, September 21st. But really isn’t every day a good to celebrate beaches 🙂

¡Cuidemos nuestro paraĂ­so! Let’s take care of paradise.!!

sometimes paradise is unforgettable…

courtesy of facebook.com/mexicancaribbean

courtesy of facebook.com/mexicancaribbean

I ran into crazy traffic today on my way to work. And got a headache for my troubles. It would be really nice to insert myself into this image. I think I’m just gonna stare at it until my headache goes away 🙂

sometimes paradise is freedom.!!

Angel of Independence courtesy of en.wikipedia.org

Angel of Independence courtesy of en.wikipedia.org

Happy Mexican Independence Day.!!! VIVA MEXICO.!!!

For more information about El Grito or Mexican Independence Day, please check out my blog post from two years ago –

https://howdoyousaytacoinspanish.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/el-grito/