APOD: Lubovna Full Moon (2022 Jul 15)

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APOD: Lubovna Full Moon (2022 Jul 15)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:05 am

Image Lubovna Full Moon

Explanation: On July 13 this well-planned telephoto view recorded a Full Moon rising over Lubovna Castle in eastern Slovakia. The photographer was about 3 kilometers from the castle walls and about 357,000 kilometers from this Full Moon near perigee, the closest point in its elliptical orbit. Known to some as supermoons, full moons near perigee are a little brighter and larger in planet Earth's sky when compared to full moons that occur near the average lunar distance of around 384,000 kilometers. Of course any Full Moon near the horizon can show the effects of refraction over a long sight-line through dense clear atmosphere. In this image, atmospheric refraction creates the slight green flash framed by thin clouds near the top, with a ragged red rim along the bottom edge of July's perigee Full Moon.

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Re: APOD: Lubovna Full Moon (2022 Jul 15)

Post by FLPhotoCatcher » Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:51 am

Here's my photo of the 'supermoon'. It was actually taken the day before, but it was still a supermoon, right?

I think it's cool how the moon makes moonbeams as its light shines through the stratus clouds into the hazy air. Also cool that the thunderstorms rose higher than the foreground clouds, and cast shadows on them, seen at upper-left.
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Re: APOD: Lubovna Full Moon (2022 Jul 15)

Post by JohnD » Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:50 am

Full Moon! Old middle European castle! It's pitchforks, burning torches, wood stakes and garlic time!
Yummy.

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Re: APOD: Lubovna Full Moon (2022 Jul 15)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:03 pm

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Nice! 8-) You can see the green flash quite easily in the photo! :D
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Re: APOD: Lubovna Full Moon (2022 Jul 15)

Post by De58te » Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:12 pm

Nice photo of the full Moon and the old castle, Mr. Petr Horalek. If I may make an assumption, this castle looks much more like Dracula's Castle (which is in Romania) than the actual Dracula's castle does. Just imagine the sound that night of all the wolves - and werewolves - out that night howling at the full Moon!