Wednesday, November 21, 2012

When Old Friends Come a' Calling

The moon was a bit of a hindrance last week so tonight I went out and there it was 8.5 days old, a mere 242,195 miles away and at only 63% of it's brightest phase being just half full (or a waxing gibbous if we're going to get technical).

It's been ages since I've looked at it and, well, after scanning it for 10 minutes or so I thought I'd take a picture or 20.

(Exp 1/250sec ISO250 f5)

The Apennine mountains looked fantastic as the long shadows were cast down from their peaks (toward the top of the moon), likewise the craters Alphonsus and Arzachel with their mountains inside them (half way down at the line of termination.

Sometimes it's nice to revisit old friends!

Al

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