" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

March 23, 2013

Full Moon Silhouettes

" Explanation: Have you ever watched the Moon rise ? 
 The slow rise of a nearly full moon over a clear horizon can be an impressive sight. 
One impressive moonrise was imaged two nights ago over  
Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand
With detailed planning, an industrious astrophotographer placed a camera about two kilometers away and pointed it across the lookout to where the Moon would surely soon be making its nightly debut. 
The above single shot sequence is unedited and shown in real time -- 
it is not a time lapse. 
People on Mount Victoria Lookout can be seen in silhouette themselves admiring the dawn of Earth's largest satellite. 
Seeing a moonrise yourself is not difficult:
 it happens every day, although only half the time at night. 
 Each day the Moon rises about fifty minutes later than the previous day, with a full moon always rising at sunset.
Astronomy Picture of the Day  
I have actually been to Mt.Victoria in New Zealand.
One of the few places outside of Australia I have visited.
New Zealand is the only place outside of Australia I have ever traveled to in my life.
" Mount Victoria was used twice as a location in  
Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy
The very first footage on the project was shot off Alexandra Road on 11 October 1999, called the "Get off the road" scene. 
Followed by the "Escape from the NazgΓ»l" scenes a few hundred metres to the North. 
Later an old quarry at the top end of Ellice Street was used as the Rohirrim camp at Dunharrow."
Mount Victoria, Wellington
My childhood photo taken from Mt. Victoria in the 70's.
My childhood photo taken from Mt. Victoria in the 70's.
My childhood photo taken from Mt. Victoria in the 70's.
Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand.


  1. Beautiful! Lucky you, New Zealand. Have always wanted to go. Love the childhood pics.

  2. I have some great memories of Wellington and riding up and down the cable car at Mt Victoria with the family. Of course, Wellington is where Piri Weepu played most of his rugby. And adding to your newest sync... did you know that there is a Mt Wellington in Tasmania? Talking of Mt Victoria as a film location: It was also famously used my Peter Jackson for his zombie splatter-fest "Braindead" ( "Famous in New Zealand" that is! Wellingtonians are the hardiest Kiwis I've ever met. It doesn't matter what the weather is doing, or how cold it is... they're out in t-shirts whatever!