August 17, 2011

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Vacation Moon

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image by Jocelyn Sérot, France

No high-res picture this time, just a summertime image. I took it Aug 9, 2011. A 10-day-old Moon was crossing the constellation of Sagittarius, low on the horizon, lighting the rocky shore of a small island called Belle-Ile, in the south of Britanny in France, where I was spending my holidays. The moment was absolutely magic, with Moon light reflecting on the sea and just the sound of the waves breaking a few tens of meters lower. I remember having imagined that I was sitting on the border of Sinus Iridum on an imaginary Moon having true oceans and watching the distant Earth, lit by the Sun.


Jocelyn Sérot

Technical Details
Aug 9, 2011 - 21h23 UT. Panasonic TZ-4 Digital camera on a small tripod. 60 s exp (night scene mode). No further processing.


Yesterday's LPOD: S-Banding Along the Western Limb

Tomorrow's LPOD: A Dark Skating Rink




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