APOD: Alpine Superga Moonset (2017 Dec 08)

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APOD: Alpine Superga Moonset (2017 Dec 08)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:21 pm

Image Alpine Superga Moonset

Explanation: December's Full Moon phase occurred near perigee, the closest point in its orbit around our fair planet. Big and bright, the fully illuminated lunar disk sets over rugged mountains in this early morningscape from Turin, Italy. Captured just before sunrise on the opposite horizon, scattered sunlight near the edge of Earth's shadow provides the beautiful reddish glow of the alpine peaks. Hills in the foreground are still in shadow. But the scattered sunlight just illuminates the dome and towers of Turin's historic Basilica of Superga on a hilltop near the lower right in the telephoto frame.

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Re: APOD: Alpine Superga Moonset (2017 Dec 08)

Post by bls0326 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:30 pm

The "Discuss" link from this site https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html is not working properly.

Quite a picture though!

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Re: APOD: Alpine Superga Moonset (2017 Dec 08)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:45 pm

Beautiful scene! I added it to my wallpapers :D 8-)

Smile today; tomorrow's another day!


Re: APOD: Alpine Superga Moonset (2017 Dec 08)

Post by heehaw » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:03 am

I wish the word supermoon could be surgically removed from the English language.

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Re: APOD: Alpine Superga Moonset (2017 Dec 08)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:12 am

Nice shot.... no wonder Hannibal had a hard time....

Great View, nice Moon...
This is my Supermoon shot from the other night, but mine was with my telescope, and new camera... so it is a bit of a close up...

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