Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

night or day?

This morning I woke up a bit earlier than usual, only to be confused on whether it was still night or early morning; I could see the full moon hanging over Whistling Cay, shinning plenty of light over the water, while at the same time could see orange clouds from the rising sun just above America's Point. It was pretty hard to tell which was casting more light - the sun or the moon.

If you're lucky enough to be staying here during a full moon you're in for a special treat, the amount of light from the moon on a cloudless night it feels like the early daylight hours all night long. I'll often suggest to guests that enjoy hiking to try doing a full-moon hike at Ram Head (near Concordia, our sister site and Saltpond Bay).

While everyone here at Maho enjoys seeing the sun set each night over St. Thomas in the dinning pavilion, at the right time of year if you get up early enough you can even see the moon set over St. Thomas.

On the left below is the sun rising over America's Point, and on the right is the moon over Whistling/Carvel

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