Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A few photos of the sights outside before and after the Planning Board meeting
With two contentious applications before the Middletown Planning Board tonight, a nearly full moon cast a glow over Town Hall that provided a little scenic relief while arriving and leaving. Patch took the opportunity to take a few shots of the before and after moon glow. In case you walked right past it, the sight was zoomed in on in a few photos above. Oh, and check back for the latest on the Avaya site application and the White Castle hearing. Can you guess which one was stalled until May? In the meantime, enjoy the photos.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Super moon cast a gorgeous glow over Navesink, Belford and Leonardo
Last night, on the cusp of the vernal equinox, the moon was at its fullest and closer to the earth than it has been in 18 years. It shone brightly over the waters of the Navesink, the bay at the Belford Ferry Terminal and Leonardo's marina in the mid-evening hours. Not a cloud in the sky, its bright reflection bounced off the oddly still waters as it beckoned through crisp air and whipping wind. People followed the glow and stopped to grab a snapshot of what won't be seen again for nearly another 20 years. This lunar (super moon) event, the astronomical term for which is perigeeszygy, this time coincided with the vernal equinox, which marks the start of spring. Patch followed the moon over Middletown last night and put together a …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Mesmerized by the Middletown scenery
It was a sharp, cold, blustery Saturday night. Yet, the warm, incandescent glow of moonbeams bouncing off the still waters of the Navesink River set a serene mood. On the wane, the man (or woman) in the moon was still quite round-faced as he (or she) cycled past the actual full moment on the morning of Feb. 18. Ducking behind cascading, ominous clouds for fleeting moments, the luminous orange-tinged globe, masked with a bewitching smile, seemed to call to people like a mythological siren ... It was just one of those stop-and-gaze-at-the-moon moments that Patch just couldn't pass up. Enjoy our little moon-catching slideshow.