Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rim Shot

Here is another image of the not quite super moon. Look closely at the top and bottom edges.

Remind you of Christmas?

The top of the moon has a green edge and the bottom a red one. The explanation can be found at the Atmospheric Optics site.

These phenomena are invisible to the naked eye but are revealed when images are taken with a long lens. The colors become more pronounced the lower the moon is in the sky. Thanks to Dr. Les Cowley for confirming my sighting and explaining the relationship between the height of the object and the intensity of the colors.

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