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Moon phases

Moon phases

Regular price £40.00
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In this painting of moon phases, you get nine paintings in one! 

  • The original painting of moon phases is now sold.
  • An A2 signed poster print personally signed by me
  • Greetings cards here

The sunlit part of the moon determines the moon phases that we see from earth every month. There are eight lunar phases: new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter and waning crescent. And in my painting, I've included a ninth phase - the next new moon. This cycle repeats every 29.53 days.

I've illustrated each moon phase as follows:

  • new moon - a short-eared owl hunting voles in a field in Gloucestershire
  • waxing crescent -the milky way over Pentre Ifan Neolithic burial chamber in Pembrokeshire.
  • first quarter - a privet hawk moth and a scarlet tiger moth sipping nectar from honeysuckle
  • waxing gibbous - an adaptation of van Gogh's Starry Night'
  • full moon - coral spawning on a reef. Corals time their spawning to co-incide with a full moon (combined with water temperature, day length and other factors)
  • waning gibbous - a murmuration of starlings over Eynsham
  • third quarter - a boat trip to see sea birds. I've shown Wilson's storm petrels and manx shearwaters
  • waning crescent - the northern lights at Callanish ancient monument on the Isle of Lewis
  • new moon - a lighthouse in a stormy sea with waves whipped up like white horses.

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