I need to get back to following astronomy again. I was surprised to see the Moon and Venus so close to each other, and only had my phone with me. #stargazing #moon #venus #conjunction #NightSky #tree

I need to get back to following astronomy again. I was surprised to see the Moon and Venus so close to each other, and only had my phone with me. #stargazing #moon #venus #conjunction #NightSky #tree

I need to get back to following astronomy again. I was surprised to see the Moon and Venus so close to each other, and only had my phone with me.

#stargazing #moon #venus #conjunction #NightSky #tree

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Tonight’s crescent moon…

Tonight’s #crescent #moon. One shot for the daylit crescent, the other for the night side lit by #EarthShine (with some clouds as a bonus). 8YO helped with focusing the telephoto lens.

The second shot is a lot noisier than I’d like since I was adjusting levels on the jpeg, but I have the raw file, so maybe I’ll be able to do something better with it.

#photo #NightSky

Crescent moon

Moon lit by earthshine

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Waxing and Waning Moon

Waxing and Waning Moon

Tonight’s waxing crescent moon, taken with the really long telephoto lens. It’s passing in front of the Hyades star cluster right now, which I’d love to get a photo of, but the moon is just waaay too bright to capture the background stars! Plus I’m still getting used to the controls on this camera.

And here’s another moon shot I took in January, about a week after the lunar eclipse. I used a…

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Tonight’s waxing crescent moon. It’s passing in front of the Hyades star cluster right now, …

Tonight’s waxing crescent moon. It’s passing in front of the Hyades star cluster right now, which I’d love to get a photo of, but the moon’s just waaay too bright to capture the background stars!

#photography #moon #night #stargazing

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Very cool! A view of the far side of the moon and Earth beyond it…

Very cool! A view of the far side of the moon and Earth beyond it, from the Chinese Longjiang-2 satellite in lunar orbit.

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/the-earth-peeks-out-from-behind-the-lunar-far-side

#space #moon

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It wasn’t quite this red to the eye, it was more of a deep brown…

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kelsonv:

The evening was hectic, and I almost forgot about the #LunarEclipse. I had literally just put my son to bed when I remembered, “The #eclipse!” We went out to see if the sky was clear.

Clouds were rushing across the sky, but for the most part, it was clear, and we had a perfect view of the #moon looking like a dark brown chunk of rock in the sky.

(Then I spent 10 minutes fighting with camera settings while he went back to bed.) #BloodMoon

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Oh wow, this is an amazing photo!  And the moon wasn’t nearly so red here, so it’s cool you got to see that.

Thank you! It wasn’t quite this red to the eye, it was more of a deep brown, maybe slightly brick red. Probably a matter of retina sensitivity vs. camera sensors.

I went back out about an hour later to look at it as it left totality, too, and caught these photos: https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2019/01/lunar-eclipse-jan2019/

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I went back out about an hour later to check out the view as the moon left the earth’s shadow

I went back out about an hour later to check out the view as the moon left the earth’s shadow, and caught these two photos, taken about the same time with different exposures so that you can see either the lit portion of the moon, or the part that’s still in the earth’s shadow.

#LunarEclipse #BloodMoon #Photography #moon #eclipse

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The evening was hectic, and I almost forgot about the lunar eclipse.

The evening was hectic, and I almost forgot about the #LunarEclipse. I had literally just put my son to bed when I remembered, “The #eclipse!” We went out to see if the sky was clear.

Clouds were rushing across the sky, but for the most part, it was clear, and we had a perfect view of the #moon looking like a dark brown chunk of rock in the sky.

(Then I spent 10 minutes fighting with camera settings while he went back to bed.)

#Photography #BloodMoon

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The evening was hectic and I almost forgot the #LunarEclipse. I remembered in the middle of totality, and ran out to check. Clouds were racing across the sky, but we still had a clear view of the deep red moon.

Lunar Eclipse, January 2019

#moon #eclipse #bloodmoon

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I suggest that a deep orange moon right before Christmas be called a #PumpkinPieMoon.

I suggest that a deep orange moon right before Christmas be called a #PumpkinPieMoon.

I was coming home shortly after sunset, got to the top of a hill and saw this deep orange moon, flattened near the horizon. By the time I found a place to stop, it had risen high enough that it was mostly round.

Composite of a background shot (the moon was waay too bright!) and a close-up of the #moon. I apparently moved a little bit, so the wire passing in front of it doesn’t line up exactly. #photography

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Obviously I should’ve said “zoom” and not “close-up” of the moon… 🤦‍♂️

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I suggest that a deep orange moon right before Christmas be called a #PumpkinPieMoon.

Composite of a background shot (the moon was waay too bright!) and a close-up of the moon.

Pumpkin Pie Moon

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Woke up way too early to see if the eclipse would be visible or blocked by clouds. Clear view, but the street lights were too bright to see the red color, it just looked dull brown. Woke up the kid as he’d asked, brought him out to look, then brought him back in to go back to sleep. Took a few pictures. Now back to bed

Woke up way too early to see if the eclipse would be visible or blocked by clouds. Clear view, but the street lights were too bright to see the red color, it just looked dull brown. Woke up the kid as he’d asked, brought him out to look, then brought him back in to go back to sleep. Took a few pictures. Now back to bed

Woke up way too early to see if the #SuperBlueBloodMoon eclipse would be visible or blocked by clouds. Clear view, but the street lights were too bright to see the red color, it just looked dull brown. Woke up the kid as he’d asked, brought him out to look, then brought him back in to go back to sleep. Took a few pictures. Now back to bed.

#eclipse #moon #lunareclipse

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