Gary A. Becker
Image taken:
Mar. 19, 2011
Bethlehem, PA
Here is a picture of the hot-hot, big-big, super close, bright full moon of March 19 taken from the rooftop observatory of Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA about a half-hour after sunset. Although it was very clear, the proximity of the full moon to the horizon reddened and dimmed it considerably. The atmosphere filtered (scattered) the shorter wavelengths of light, and allowed only the longer yellows, oranges, and reds to reach the camera. The transmission tower, about three miles away, was a definite plus for scale. Honestly, this was a really-really, big-big full moon as the picture testifies. Smile...
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