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Moon
(2014-10-26 21:09)


About this Object

The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth. Its prominence in the sky and its regular cycle of phases have, since ancient times, made the Moon an important cultural influence on language, calendars, art and mythology. The Moon's gravitational influence produces the ocean tides and the minute lengthening of the day. The Moon is thought to have formed nearly 4.5 billion years ago, not long after the Earth. Although there have been several hypotheses for its origin in the past, the current most widely accepted explanation is that the Moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body

About this Image

In this image, the lit part of the moon is over exposed so that the earthshiine can be seen. Earthshine occurs in the crescent phases of the moon. The the brightly lit portion of the moon is illuminated by direct sunlight, which reflects back upon us on Earth. Earthshine however, is sunlight that is first reflected from the Earth's surface and clouds, up to the Moon, and then back down to our eyes, which makes it much dimmer.


--- Date/Time ---
Local: 2014-10-26 21:09:27
UTC: 2014-10-27 01:09:27

--- Location ---
Carrs Mill/Howard Astronomical League, Cooksville MD
(Latitude N39.32°, Longitude W77.05°, Elevation 562')

--- Conditions ---
Temperature: 56° Dew Point: 51° Humidity: 51% Good seeing

--- Optics ---
Televue NP101is 101mm f/5.35 Refractor with Televue 2x PowerMate

--- Camera ---
Canon EOS 60Da

--- Exposure ---
Qty 1 1-second ISO 2500

--- Post-Processing ---
PhotoShop



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