Friday, February 8, 2008

Moonset and Earthshine over Atlanta tonight . . .

In Atlanta for a few days and snapped these pictures from my hotel as the thumbnail crescent Moon was setting . . .

Beautiful "Earthshine" -- a phenomena that Leonardo Da Vinci solved, sometimes called "the Da Vinci Glow."





3 comments:

Barry Ragin said...

aka - the Old Moon in the New Moon's arms.

here's one from last Chinese New Year, on the beach.

Durham Bull Pen said...

That is a stunning picture, Barry. Thanks for sharing it. The colors are so vivid in it too. Nice.

Barry Ragin said...

Thanks. It lost a lot in the compression. i've managed to make a couple of nice 8 x 10s from the file. If i can ever get my printing setup functional again, i may try to do a run of note cards from that shot.