sometimes paradise is stardust…

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

How appropriate that Soy Playense had this breathtakingly beautiful photo of the starry night sky last night. As if the universe itself was paying tribute to the Starman himself, David Bowie, who passed away on Sunday.

RIP David Bowie…what a truly beautiful, magical, and mystical man…

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sometimes paradise is paamul…

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayenseFoto: saba_ghassemi

On Soy Playense’s Facebook page today they had the beautiful picture of Paamul above with the following caption – ¿Ya conocen Paamul? Se los recomendamos para escaparse éste domingo soleado. (Already know Paamul? It’s recommended to escape there this sunny Sunday).

Paamul is a gorgeous town located 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and 25 minutes north of Tulum. It’s name in Mayan means ‘hill or destroyed ruin’. It’s not as touristy as either Playa or Tulum; therefore, it’s an ideal site when you want to get away and enjoy the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya 🙂

As I put on my winter boots to run errands today, I’m wishing I was putting on my flip flops instead on my way to the beach.!! Oh well….soon 🙂 Happy Sunday everyone.!!

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