Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Strawberry to Honey Moonrise [Popsicle stick]
Posted on 06/25/2016 4:43:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Near the horizon the Full Moon often seems to loom large, swollen in appearance by the famous Moon illusion. But timelapse images demonstrate that the Moon's apparent size doesn't really change as it climbs toward the zenith. Its color does, though. Recording a frame every 10 seconds, this image shows how dramatic that color change can be. The composite follows a solstice Full Moon climbing above a rugged horizon over northwestern Indiana. A shrinking line-of-sight through planet Earth's dense and dusty atmosphere shifted the moonlight from strawberry red through honey-colored and paler yellowish hues. That change seems appropriate for a northern June Full Moon also known as the Strawberry or Honey Moon.
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[Credit and Copyright: Trevor Mahlmann]
Thanks! Nice visual for ending those, “nu’uh, see it is bigger on the horizon ya mo’ron” arguments :)
That is simply amazing, my friend!
Spectacular results coming out perfect in the time-lapse photography.
Dang it! Now I want an orange popsicle.
Thank you for the post and ping, Mr. Civilizations. A-OK as usual.
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