Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Full Moon Silhouettes
Posted on 01/30/2013 4:35:44 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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.
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[Video Credit & Copyright: Mark Gee; Music: Tenderness (Dan Phillipson)]
I just adore that picture, Sunky! How small humans look in comparison to that big MOON.
Many years ago I was observing the moon with a telescope when a jetliner crossed in front of it. It was a ghostly and impressive sight.
That video is fantastic! Worth the 3 minutes to watch the whole thing. Amazing!
At the last full moon, I witnessed a spectacular moonset. I have seen many, many moonsets, of course, but this was the first I have seen that was this golden color.
Spectacular, my friend. It’s amazing to see the moon moving in real time as the people jockey for position for the great view. Thanks again. And again! I got a little emotional there.
(1280 resolution -- I was in a rush to work this morning, as usual, and for some reason couldn't extract the URL then)
:’) My pleasure, and thanks for the kind remarks!