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    Default Full Moon And Boston Light

    2017-07-13 Astronomy Picture Of The Day (LINK)




    Explanation: This well-planned telephoto timelapse captures July's Full Moon rise across outer Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, planet Earth. In the foreground, the historic terrestrial beacon is known as Boston Light. July's Full Moon is known to some as a Thunder Moon, likely a reference to the sounds of the northern summer month's typically stormy weather. But the eastern sky was clear for this video sequence. Near the horizon, the long sight-line through atmospheric layers filters and refracts the moonlight, causing the rising Moon's reddened color, ragged edges and distorted shape.

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    Default Re: Full Moon And Boston Light

    How far from the light was the camera? I assume an extreme telephoto lens is required to make the moon appear that big.

    Hooper Williams - Brevard, NC

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    Default Re: Full Moon And Boston Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
    How far from the light was the camera? I assume an extreme telephoto lens is required to make the moon appear that big.

    Hooper Williams - Brevard, NC
    Sorry, don't know. If you click on the link, the APOD page has a link to the video from which the pic was composed. My phone doesn't play well with Vimeo, so I can't see it.

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    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

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    (Keeley - Sherrard translation)

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