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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:07 PM

Tonight's moon (second night after the new moon) March 26,2020.





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Reply Tonight's moon (second night after the new moon) March 26,2020. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 26 OP
tblue37 Mar 26 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 26 #2
wcmagumba Mar 26 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 26 #5
Hoyt Mar 26 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 26 #7
dchill Mar 27 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 27 #30
dweller Mar 26 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 26 #8
Talitha Mar 26 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 26 #10
2naSalit Mar 26 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 26 #13
2naSalit Mar 26 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 26 #18
Kitchari Mar 26 #12
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 26 #14
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 26 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 26 #17
MLAA Mar 27 #19
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 27 #20
littlemissmartypants Mar 27 #21
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 27 #22
Hekate Mar 27 #23
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 27 #24
lunatica Mar 27 #26
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 27 #27
LuckyLib Mar 27 #28
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 27 #31
DarthDem Mar 27 #29
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 27 #32
Hiawatha Pete Apr 5 #33
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 5 #34

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:08 PM

1. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:09 PM

2. Thank you! I appreciate it. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:13 PM

3. Beautiful...

I was out admiring that earlier along with Venus brilliantly shining above the moon a few degrees...thanks

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Response to wcmagumba (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:15 PM

5. Thank you so much!

I didn't see Venus tonight. Guess I was way too focused on the moon!

I'm glad you like my photo.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:15 PM

4. Nice photo. Similar to East Coast.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:16 PM

7. Thanks so much, my dear Hoyt!

They should look about the same, I think.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:56 AM

25. It might actually be the SAME MOON!

Someone needs to look into it.

Seriously, nice photo.

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Response to dchill (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:40 AM

30. Thanks so much, my dear dchill! You made me laugh!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:16 PM

6. holding water?

💦

✌🏼

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Response to dweller (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:18 PM

8. Probably, my dear dweller!

I've heard it said that the moon in this position is keeping the rain from falling! We've had quite a lot lately, so I don't mind.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:23 PM

9. Look at that Cheshire Cat smile!

Thank you Peggy! It's been cloudy here for so long... much appreciated!

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Response to Talitha (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:26 PM

10. You're so welcome, my dear Talitha!

Yeah, it's a pretty good Cheshire Cat smile.

I feel the same about clouds: BLEAH!

Clear skies with the sun or moon make me very happy!

I'm glad my photo cheered you up..........

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:29 PM

11. I saw this OP and your picture and realized it was still

visible in my area. I ran out back and there it was with Venus high overhead. We haven't had a clear night sky in about a week.

But then, as I was marveling at the other bright lights in the sky and then they showed up... That trail of Elon Musk's space junk blasting across the sky, some 50 or 60 of them. I hate that.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:42 PM

13. I'm sorry you had to experience all that, my dear 2naSalit!

But I am glad you got to see the moon over your neighborhood. It's funny; we have clear skies tonight, and I never saw Venus!

Too busy concentrating on the moon, I guess!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:49 PM

15. Might have been a little light yet to be able to see it when you were taking the picture

It's still out there, sort of where the moon was when you took your picture, most likely. It was straight up above the moon, a little to the left... It's the brightest thing out there.

Tomorrow evening, the moon and Venus will be closer together, and will be the next night too but the moon will probably have passed by Venus by Sat.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:59 PM

18. It might have been a bit too light. It was about 7:15 pm local time. (PDT)

And I was fixated on getting the moon into my lens!

I actually went out last night to try and get a photo, but the clouds defeated me. However, in the meantime, Venus was brilliant overhead.

I'll have another look tomorrow night.


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:32 PM

12. So pretty

Thanks for posting

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Response to Kitchari (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:43 PM

14. Thank you, my dear Kitchari!

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:52 PM

16. That's beautiful

A whisper of a cresent..

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:56 PM

17. Thank you so much, my dear I_UndergroundPanther!

What a beautiful way to describe it.

And indeed it was just that.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:02 AM

19. I think this one is in your top 2 or 3....

Maybe even absolute prettiest...perfect sparkle

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Response to MLAA (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:04 AM

20. Wow, thank you, my dear MLAA!

I hardly know what to say. Thank you seems so inadequate.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:02 AM

21. Lovely. Thanks, CaliforniaPeggy. ❤ nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:04 AM

22. I thank you, my dear littlemissmartypants! ♥ n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:45 AM

23. A perfect bow for Artemis. Thank you, Peggy.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:48 AM

24. Ah, thank you, my dear Hekate!

That's perfect. I love the classical reference.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:11 AM

26. That's so beautiful!

Such a serene deep blue and purple sky with just a slice of the moon’s arc that looks like a silk strand sitting on perfect velvet.

What a fantastic shot. You did a great job!

Is this what the sky looks like now that there’s not so much pollution?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:14 AM

27. You are too kind, my dear lunatica! Thank you so much.





Actually, our skies out here near the beach normally look good. There is less traffic, but the skies are pretty nearly always this clear when the clouds are absent.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 03:25 AM

28. Thank you for a bit of peace and wonder. These types of photos

of our earth and our skies are soothing. Add music each day, and we can all bring our anxiety and blood pressure down.

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:44 AM

31. Ah, thank you, my dear LuckyLib!

You're absolutely right: we need beauty and wonder to help us navigate these crazy days.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:31 AM

29. Beautiful, Peggy

I always loved your moon photos, and they're so soothing now. This is a great one. Thank you!

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Response to DarthDem (Reply #29)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:45 AM

32. Thank you, my dear DarthDem, for your beautiful words!

I'm really glad that you found this one so soothing.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:12 PM

33. Wow, was this taken through a telescope?

You can see the moon's surface texture. Looks like a hard shot to get the exposure right but you pulled it off - great shot!

Cheers, Pete

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #33)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:15 PM

34. Thank you for your very kind words, my dear Hiawatha Pete!

Nope, no telescope here! This was taken with my Nikon D3200 digital camera with my Tamron 18--400mm lens. Oooh, I love this combo!

I generally do crop the photo because even at 400 mm, the photo itself is still fairly small. So cropping helps bring it up.

This is a jpeg and I've been shooting manual for a bit. The settings were F7.1 at 1/80 of a second. Tripod, of course, and a cable release!

I'm currently taking lessons from a local pro and eventually I'll have him teach me how to shoot in RAW.

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