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An Old Moon

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11 July 1999
Nikomat, 20mm lens
unrecorded exposure on E200, push-processed +2 stops


In the summer when the nights are short, there is a danger of seeing the sunrise on the way home from a night of observing. Since the best and darkest nights are when the moon is not up and washing out the sky, this means that the moon is either very young (sets immediately after sunset) or very old (it rises just before sunrise). In this case the moon appeared over the trees as the sky was warming up for the arrival of a new day.


Copyright 2000-Feb-20

Thor Olson


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