Moonrise Alan Dyer Image taken: Aug. 23, 2010 Location: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada Details: This was the scene Monday night, August 23, as the Moon (one day before Full) rose over the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. The pink colour is sunlight still illuminating the upper atmosphere in the far distance (the effect is called the Belt of Venus) while the dark blue band below it along the horizon the the rising shadow of the Earth. The twilight effects showed up well, because skies had cleared beautifully after rainstorms washed the atmosphere clean of persistent smoke from forest fires in BC. © 2010 Alan Dyer Technical: Taken with a Canon 7D and 16-35mm lens at 32mm and ISO 100. Exposure metered. Still is a frame from a 750-frame time-lapse sequence. ©2013, SpaceWeather.com -- This site is penned daily by Dr. Tony Phillips.