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Beaver Moon & Saturn (Wed, 11/28/12)

elcee

Albuquerque, US
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elcee Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his sharing knowledge contributions to the community in addition to his words of encouragement for further advancement Nikonian since 01st Nov 2005
Mon 03-Dec-12 05:37 AM

"A Beaver moon is, according to North American weather folklore, the first full moon
which occurs in November. This full moon occurs in fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
The moon may also be called the Frost moon or the Frosty moon."
(see the wikipedia article for reasons for the name
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_moon)

The human eye is SO much better than any camera. I was disappointed in this image.
The moon was just a few fingers' width away (2 degrees, astronomically).
I watched as Saturn with its 62 moons chased our one moon across the sky.

Yeah, the moon is soft... guess I didn't pay enough attention to the moon!
I even used a tripod and shutter release.

Saturn takes almost 30 years to complete one revolution around our sun.
The moon takes a day to revolve around the earth.

Thank you, Mr Science!

d200
Nikon 70-300@165mm
2 images combined on CS5 (load files into stack, then mask in the moon)
1/400+1/100 f/4.5 ISO 100
~LarryC (eLCee)

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