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Back to the moon

I've been planning this shot for months; I used The Photographer's Ephemeris to find a suitable date, time, and place. There are only a couple of times per year when the full moon aligns with the rocket like this, at least from the locations I scouted.

 

This is not a composite. It is a single exposure, although I did make some localized adjustments in NX2.

 

Oh it’s time to go back to the moon

I think we left there too soon

I can take off in June

It’s time to go back to the moon

 

Now they’ve got a sea of tranquility

So they’re bound to have a timeshare on the beach

Don’t let me leave without the Moon Pies and the Tang

-Kate Campbell, "Back to the Moon"

 

(Explore # 192, 8/28/2010)

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Taken on August 25, 2010