Wednesday, July 18, 2007

July Planets

Was hoping to get the close grouping of 17th July but cloud got in the way. Got these images though on the previous night from the porch (16th July).

Capture this scene over the Gulf waters. From top, Venus, Saturn, Regulus and Moon.

Bit later in the evening the 3-day Moon (ie 3 days after new) shows earthshine illuminating the dark side. See? Pink Floyd said so...there really is no dark side to the Moon ;) [Pentax K100D 200m] cropped and enlarged

Moon setting. The Moon reddens and distorts as its light passes through thickening layers of our atmosphere.
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At the last frame only the "dark side" remains before finally disappearing. [Pentax K100D 200mm]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.