Tuesday, December 21, 2010

You're in the middle of an awesome experiment

In about an hour, at 4:53AM Central Standard Time, you can shoot the moon (provided you have a good cloud cover) and the blue-ish color on the moon is going to be a reflection of the troposphere above you (also check These Technologies Do Not Exist: Planet Sized Sensors )

More photos can be found on this Flickr stream.

First: Graphic: Fred Espenak/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Path of the Moon through Earth's umbral and penumbral shadows during the Total Lunar Eclipse of Dec. 21, 2010.

Second Image above: This image shows the last bit of light creeping away as the Moon slips completely into the heart of the Earth's shadow during the Lunar Eclipse on August 28, 2007. The blue color in this image is caused by the Earth's ozone layer, which gives our planet's shadow a turquoise-colored fringe. This image of the Moon was taken by Brian Karczewski of Hemet, California. Credit: Brian Karczewski/SpaceWeather.com

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