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L2 - Earthshine

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A beautiful sight greeted me as I walked through the door on the way to work this morning. The Moon was fairly low and illuminated by earthshine. I considered grabbing my 'scope and camera, but didn't have enough time. I wonder how long I'll have to wait before I get another chance at that shot and so can tick L2 off on my Lunar 100 spreadsheet!

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A slim crescent with "earthshine" visible is a fabulous sight, at anytime of the day. But especially in the evening or morning low on the horizon, there will be plenty more of opportunities to capture it.

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Often very nice. I occasionally notice it when Im driving back home from work over the moors.

 

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Sounds like you've ticked it off already? Sometimes there is nothing better than just looking at these objects/events with the naked eye, very relaxing :) 

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It always amazes me at how good the eye is at dealing with such contrasting lighting but yet so difficult to capture with a camera. I saw a waining moon in the morning twilight in early Jan. The view still plays on my mind.

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On 30/01/2017 at 14:21, StarryEyed said:

It always amazes me at how good the eye is at dealing with such contrasting lighting but yet so difficult to capture with a camera. I saw a waining moon in the morning twilight in early Jan. The view still plays on my mind.

The eye has our own personal Photoshop processor, running all the time. We see what we expect to see. Great entertainment value, though.

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