field sketch moon july 4th 2010

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    Object Name : Earth, Moon and Jupiter
    Object Type : Solar System
    Instrument Used : Naked Eye
    Location : Nashotah, WI
    Date : July 4th 2010
    Time : 2:45am local
    Conditions : seeing 3/6, no clouds, a little dew
    Media : Created a field sketch of this scene in my observing journal with pen and ink. The next day, I sketched the view with pastel pencils and black paper.
    Description: The evening’s observations are drawing to a close when I notice the outline of the trees in the distance. Is that ghostly outline caused by the light of a gibbous moon? Then I realize that civil twilight is only two hours away. The light in the east is not due to the moon – but due to the sun.

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    1. z1na 36 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing under creative commons Justin!

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