Sunday, August 23, 2015

Evening Into Night

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Sunset in the west reflecting on northeast clouds
Through the silhouette of a Canadian Maple tree.
 

 Northern Hemisphere - 1st Quarter - 47%
This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the earth is one quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.
 
 
NF Catching Light

8 comments:

  1. Outstanding - I forgot to take a picture - I want one of the quarter moon - guess I'll have to hope for clear skies next month.

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  2. Lovely shots and very interesting information. I noticed that half moon and thought it was awesome ... now I know how it got there. Thank you for sharing ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  3. The first picture is so pretty and the second is a such a stunning catch. :)

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  4. Great moon shot! Loved getting your explanation of this half phase. Lovely moon reflecting light, and light of the dusk in the trees!

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  5. love the silhouette of the Maple tree :)

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  6. Impressive moon shot! and the first shot is top notch as well♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/day-with-thomas-the-tank-engine/

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