APOD: Harvest Moon Eclipse (2016 Sep 23)

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APOD: Harvest Moon Eclipse (2016 Sep 23)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:18 am

Image Harvest Moon Eclipse

Explanation: A Harvest Moon rises over Sesimbra Castle south of Lisbon in this impressive series of telephoto exposures. Captured at its full phase, the golden Moon was also gliding through the Earth's more diffuse outer shadow during September's penumbral lunar eclipse. The eclipse shading is subtle compared to a total lunar eclipse. Still, the penumbral shadow does darken the Moon's upper limb, the pale shadow receding as the Moon climbs into Portugal's evening sky. In this eclipse timelapse the effect of sunlight and earthshadow on the Moon looks remarkably like the coloring of light and shadow along the illuminated castle walls.

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Re: APOD: Sunset at Edmontonhenge (2016 Sep 22)

Post by BillBixby » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:28 am

I think the date on this moons picture should be the 23rd, and the discuss link should go to the picture for the 23rd.

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Re: APOD: Sunset at Edmontonhenge (2016 Sep 22)

Post by bystander » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:37 pm

BillBixby wrote:I think the date on this moons picture should be the 23rd, and the discuss link should go to the picture for the 23rd.
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Re: APOD: Harvest Moon Eclipse (2016 Sep 23)

Post by FLPhotoCatcher » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:55 pm

I know this photo was taken in clear skies, and the moon was well above the horizon, but wouldn't there be more reddening of the moon closer to the horizon than is visible in the photo?

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Re: APOD: Harvest Moon Eclipse (2016 Sep 23)

Post by neufer » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:22 pm

FLPhotoCatcher wrote:
I know this photo was taken in clear skies, and the moon was well above the horizon, but wouldn't there be more reddening of the moon closer to the horizon than is visible in the photo?
Probably.

But (as you point out) it's a penumbral lunar eclipse relatively high [~200 meters] in the sky.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castelo_de_Sesimbra wrote:
<<Castelo de Sesimbra, also known as Castelo dos Mouros, is a medieval castle that stands in a dominant position in a cliff, [200 meters] over a cove which constitutes a natural harbor in the Setúbal peninsula between the estuaries of the Tagus river and the Sado river.>>
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Re: APOD: Harvest Moon Eclipse (2016 Sep 23)

Post by Tekija » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:46 pm

  • Captain Renault: The plane to Lisbon. You would like to be on it?

    Rick Blaine: Why? What's in Lisbon?

    Captain Renault quote: The clipper to America.
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Re: APOD: Harvest Moon Eclipse (2016 Sep 23)

Post by ta152h0 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:34 am

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