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Sun Jan 31, 2021, 01:13 AM

Waning Gibbous, tonight, January 30, 2021.



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Reply Waning Gibbous, tonight, January 30, 2021. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 31 OP
MN2theMax Jan 31 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 31 #4
elleng Jan 31 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 31 #3
electric_blue68 Jan 31 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 31 #6
electric_blue68 Jan 31 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 31 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 31 #9
electric_blue68 Jan 31 #12
C Moon Jan 31 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 31 #11

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 01:19 AM

1. Beautiful!

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Response to MN2theMax (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 01:30 AM

4. Thank you so much, my dear MN2theMax! ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 01:21 AM

2. NICE, Peg!

'Gone' to the clouds here, 'snow' forecast.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 01:29 AM

3. Thanks so much, elleng!

It was raining hard the night of the full moon......so I waited!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 01:42 AM

5. Nice. I remember it was about 7 or so years ago...

when it dawned on me after chatting w a good friend who had also gotten a pretty good digital camera (I was raised on film) that I hadn't tried my new 12x on the moon. I'd worked my way up on digital cameras from 4x, then 8x, and now I had the 12x.

Now I can't remember (and don't know where those SD cards are whether it was the 12x optical alone, or adding the ditigal boost to ?30x or so but wow!!!
Suddenly I was seeing craters, and craters's shadows, and the darker "seas", and that amazing crater with the
lighter color debris "splash" radiating out in all directions....
without a telescope! Just a plain ole camera!!! 😄
Still amazing!

And that "gibbonous" shape is the "weird" one for me.
Don't know why.
And look at that upper curve where the shadow is how the littler craters stand out in almost 3D.

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 01:49 AM

6. The first time we see the moon, really see it, is memorable!

I get your amazement, for sure.

I didn't really enjoy the gibbous shape until recently, when I realized there's a greater chance of seeing the moon as a sphere instead of a disk. I love seeing the rounded edges and all those craters!

Glad you enjoyed my photo, and I'm also glad it triggered your happy memory!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 01:56 AM

7. I see what you're saying about the shape...

Some 10 - 15 years before that I really got to see the
moon close up was one of the nights that NYC's Amateur Astronomers Club set up their telescopes for the
public to view.

While my camera is no where near that close -
the fact that I could see as much as I could w just a
camera still amazes me.

I think you posted some earlier last year one where the moon was in a ?deep twilight instead of w black night sky? Have I got that right?

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:05 AM

8. You could be right! But I have taken and posted so many moon photos, that I can't remember them all!

If you click on my profile, you'll see a tab labelled Journal. ALL my original posts are in there, and if you scroll through, you will see if I did post such a photo!

There's a lot in there, though.

I'm a bit busy now, but later I can look for you.

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:13 AM

9. I had a quick look and found this:

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 12:32 PM

12. Ah... That could be it 🙂 ❤️ Thx!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 03:30 AM

10. Yes. We saw it. Beautiful!

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Response to C Moon (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 12:15 PM

11. Thanks so much, my dear C Moon! ♥

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