Tag: moon

Jul 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Earth from the Dark Side of Saturn

Picture of the Day: Earth from the Dark Side of Saturn

EARTH FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SATURN Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. The dark side of Saturn, its bright limb, the…

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Jul 19, 2013

Picture of the Day: Crescent Moon Over Sao Paulo

Picture of the Day: Crescent Moon Over Sao Paulo

CRESCENT MOON OVER SAO PAULO Photograph by Ricardo Motti In this beautiful night-time capture by Ricardo Motti, we see a big crescent moon over Sao Paulo, Brazil. To get the shot, Motti used: Canon Rebel XT, tripod, 200mm lens, f4 aperture, 13 second shutter speed, ISO 100, center metering, shot in RAW.…

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Jun 24, 2013

The 2013 Supermoon in Photos

The 2013 Supermoon in Photos

On June 23, 2013 at 11:32 UTC the full moon was not only the closest and largest full moon of the year, it will also be the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. It will not be this close again until August 10, 2014. Astronomers call this sort of close full…

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Apr 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: Atop Earth’s Atmosphere

Picture of the Day: Atop Earth’s Atmosphere

ATOP EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE Photograph by NASA Earth Observatory In this breathtaking photograph we see the crescent moon through the top of Earth’s atmosphere. The image was taken above 21.5°N, 113.3°E by International Space Station crew Expedition 13 on July 20, 2006 over the South China Sea, just south of Macau. The atmosphere…

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Apr 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Moonrise Time-Lapse Over LA

Picture of the Day: Moonrise Time-Lapse Over LA

MOONRISE TIME-LAPSE OVER LA Photograph by Dan Marker-Moore @ DANOR.ST In this incredible photo/animated gif/time-lapse video (the latter two can be seen below), we see a brilliant moonrise over Los Angeles, California. The footage was captured by Dan Marker-Moore, a motion designer and artist from LA. The time sliced image above is…

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Mar 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: Moon Beam

Picture of the Day: Moon Beam

MOON BEAM Photograph by Steve Nilsen In this creative shot, photographer Steve Nilsen shines his flashlight towards the moon as a beautiful halo is also seen encircling the moon. This phenomenon is known as a ‘moon ring’ or ‘winter halo’. It forms as light is refracted in millions of randomly oriented hexagonal…

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Feb 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Eye of the Moon

Picture of the Day: The Eye of the Moon

THE EYE OF THE MOON Photograph by Lynn Sessions | dreambreeze.com In this perfectly timed shot we see the moon through the North Window arch at Arches National Park in Utah. The park is located in Eastern Utah and is known for preserving over 2,000 natural sandstone arches. The park is 76,679…

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