Fly Me To The Moon

Fly Me To The Moon painting by Teresa Bernard
© Copyright 2020 – Present

Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Support: Canvas panel board
Description: A contemporary composition depicting a bright orange full moon in the night sky with two egrets  sitting atop a tree.

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Artist Comments

The most eye catching feature of this painting is that big orange moon in the night sky silhouetted by an egret. Looking at it, one can easily day-dream what it might be like to “fly away” to Earth’s only satellite and beyond. Sometimes I feel as if I should have become an astronaut instead of an artist.

The night sky is one of my favorite things. I love looking up at it to see the vastness of outer space, the faraway planets, the milky way along with all the stars and constellations, and of course Earth’s moon in whichever stage it happens to be in at the time. I especially love seeing our moon shining so brightly it makes the night look like it’s daytime!

What Makes The Moon Appear In Different Colors?

A unique and beautiful feature of our moon is its ability to appear in different colors. In truth, the moon doesn’t really change color at all, it only appears to be changing color because we are viewing it through Earth’s atmosphere. As we view the moon, we are looking up through the various layers of our atmosphere and all the particles in it, such as dust, smoke and pollution.

Another thing that affects the way we perceive the moon is its location in the sky. For instance, the moon often appears more yellow or orange when it is closer to the horizon. This is because the angle we are seeing it through is a denser portion of Earth’s atmosphere. When the moon is in a position that is higher up in the sky or directly above us, then we are actually looking through a much thinner layer of atmosphere causing it to be visible in its more normal color of silvery white or ash gray.

There is one more explanation that is more complex called “Rayleigh’s scattering”. This involves sunlight which is made up of a combination of different color wavelengths. When sunlight hits our atmosphere, Rayleigh’s scattering takes over and “scatters” the various wavelengths. Suffice it to say, this natural phenomenon is what causes the colorful sunrises and sunsets we get to enjoy everyday. It is also responsible for making the sky look blue during the daylight hours and also effects the moon’s color day or night. How this all works is very interesting.  Click here for more information on this phenomena.

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UPDATED: 17 November 2020

Moonset

night sky painting
© Copyright 2013 – Present

Size: 20″ w x 16″ h
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A night sky painting depicting the moon setting beyond the horizon. This artwork does not require a frame as the painted image extends all the way around the edges of the painting.

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$410

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Artist Comments

The definition of a moonset is when the moon is full and dips just below the western horizon near dawn. Ever since man first looked up at the stars, he has been fascinated by the big sphere that hangs in the night sky above us and this particular artist is no exception. My favorite time to take a walk is in the late evening just before turning in for the night. I absolutely love looking up into the night sky and seeing the stars and the moon on a cloudless or almost cloudless night.

FYI…Did you know the common belief the moon has a dark side is a myth? The truth is both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight. The Moon rotates around on its own axis about once every 27 days. This is approximately the same amount of time it takes to orbit the Earth which means the same side is always facing the Earth. Astronomers call this phenomenon “synchronous rotation.” Only about 59% of the moon is ever visible to Earth over the course of an entire orbit. The rest of the 41% — the part many call “dark” — is the part we never ever get to see from Earth. The “far side” of the Moon has only been seen by the human eye from a spacecraft.

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Other Paintings Of Interest

First Man On The Moon oil painting
24″ w x 18″ h
Space The Next Frontier oil painting
24″ w x 18″ h
Fly Me To The Moon painting by Teresa Bernard
9″ w x 12″ h 

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