Full Moon June 22, 2013, originally uploaded by dagnyg.
Full moon shot on June 22, 2013. It was a clear night in Prescott, Az. The full moon is close to earth making it appear larger and brighter. I had to do a lot of Lightroom and Photoshop work to bring out the contrast and details.
Nice shot of the moon. I thought the moon would look a lot bigger when I saw it last night.
Gold Price said:
14 This moon is 14 days old. The photo was taken 5 hours and 22 minutes past full moon on June 24th, 2002 at 11:08 pm EDT. Notice the nice ray systems around the craters Tycho, Copernicus, Kepler and Proclus. Craters are formed by meteoric impacts and the rays are formed by the debris blasted out of the crater by the impact. This photo was taken when the moon was low in the sky. When the moon is low, the moonlight cuts through more of our earth’s atmosphere. The atmosphere scatters away some of the blue light leaving more of the red and yellow light causing the moon to take on more of an orangish hue. This photograph was shot with a Nikon Coolpix 885 digital camera held up to the eyepiece an 8″ reflecting telescope. If you look closely at the southern limb, below Tycho, you can see some mountains poking up over the horizon. These are the Doerfel and Leibnitz mountains. Some of these peaks are thought to be as tall as Mount Everest! Moon’s age: 14 days 3 hours 20 minutes.
Dagny Gromer said:
No, I shot this with a Nikon D600 with my 80 – 400 mm lens.It was not taken with a Coolpix through a 8″ telescope.