Lunar Supernova

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Yep... it was cold enough at Silver Falls saturday night for a moon halo to form. Exposure and contrast boosts brought this common sight to a more explosive appearance.

victorvonsalza, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. little m:) 78 months ago | reply

    wait, what? you went to silver falls??? how come you didn't tell me this earlier? and wtf are your waterfalls, man!

    not that this isn't totally sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet~!

  2. Bobshots 78 months ago | reply

    I just parked here for the proximity to areas that MIGHT have fall color and didn't expect to be shooting the falls. Not much color happening here yet but it was really cold and the campground was almost full??

  3. victorvonsalza 78 months ago | reply

    Beautiful 22º lunar halo! Perfect exposure. Check out Atmospheric Optics website!

  4. Joana Rojas - still here 78 months ago | reply

    Wow, I haven't seen anything like this since I left North Dakota! We used to call these "moon dogs". Marvelous shot!

  5. Darren White Photography 78 months ago | reply

    so I just picked up the latest issue of National Geographic and they ave about 5 shots of the Milky way just like what you do.....I think we need to slip them some of your shots for the cover!!!!

  6. Bobshots 78 months ago | reply

    A 70/30 in your favor when you find conduit to for NG submissions!

    I think you would have a much better chance when they showcase the CRG with your WF pics.... no contest! Hey... Orinid meteor shower peaks between 1-3 AM. Got clear skies in BG????

  7. Steven Christenson 78 months ago | reply

    It would be interesting to see what the astrometry solver does with this one. I pointed out Taurus and the Pleiades in a note. This is another Astronomy Picture of the Day in the making. Great!

  8. Bobshots 78 months ago | reply

    Thanks Steven!

  9. 78 months ago | reply

    Hello, this is the blind astrometry solver. Your results are:
    I'm sorry to say that I couldn't solve your system. However there is some good news! Someone should be around soon to solve your image by applying a few tweaks. We'll let you know how that goes.

    If you would like to have other images solved, please submit them to the astrometry group.

  10. David M Hogan 78 months ago | reply

    Great capture of an interesting phenomenon

  11. Mike Hornblade 78 months ago | reply

    cool effect -- didn't know the moon would do that.

  12. ArchedRoof 75 months ago | reply

    That is so sweet it hurts my brain.

    I think your stream is very good!

  13. QC52 45 months ago | reply

    Neat effect.

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