Mountain Moonrise (APOD 07 June 2007)

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Mountain Moonrise (APOD 07 June 2007)

Post by Indigo_Sunrise » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:08 am

Tunc Tenzel, the person that takes these images, is one great photographer! :D I really enjoy when he/she is featured for the APoD.....


Link: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
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Multi Image Moon Rising??? Or Setting??

Post by jerlong » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:46 pm

Howdy,

I am wondering if the APOD showing the moon reportedly rising is actually setting? Each new image appears to overlay the old,,, so why is the overlay direction towards a setting moon instead of a rising moon? Am I all mixed up or???

Wonderful image though,,,, just has me a bit confused.

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Post by Indigo_Sunrise » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:51 pm

It does say right in the description that the moon is rising....
Cool pic, though, huh?
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Multi-image Moon Picture and Moon Size

Post by gcvisel » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:14 pm

This was a neat picture to address the misconception that the size of the moon at moonrise and moonset "appears" bigger than when is is fully up in the sky. It is obvious that this moon is not growing or shrinking!

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Re: Multi Image Moon Rising??? Or Setting??

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:52 pm

jerlong wrote:Howdy,

I am wondering if the APOD showing the moon reportedly rising is actually setting? Each new image appears to overlay the old,,, so why is the overlay direction towards a setting moon instead of a rising moon? Am I all mixed up or???

Wonderful image though,,,, just has me a bit confused.

Smilin' in North Idaho,

Jer
Jerlong has a good point! Why doesn't the higher moon overlap the lower one instead of vice versa! :?
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Post by BMAONE23 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:09 pm

I would think it has to do with the order in which the images were taken. they would all be full moon imgaes but the next image in the series would overlap the previous image in the series with the later and then final images being predominant.
But it could simply be the order in which the images were imposed over each other.

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Post by orin stepanek » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:05 pm

Good point BMAONE23! I was thinking of multiple exposure on same film!
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Post by Charles Brink » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:32 am

The June 7 APOD referred to a "blue moon". This expression comes from the fact that May 2007 had 2 full moons during the month. This is relatively rare and hence the expression "Once in a blue moon". On average there should be 13 full moons per year therefore usually one month each year will have 2 full moons.

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blue moon

Post by makc » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:56 pm

check out here and here :)

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Post by Indigo_Sunrise » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:30 pm

Re: the 'Blue Moon', that's not quite right, as this Sky & Telescope article reveals:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... 04131.html
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