Earthshine Moon


When the moon is a thin crescent in the evening twilight sky, only a couple of days past new, look for faint illumination revealing the "dark" part of the moon above the brightly lit crescent. This beautiful and delicate glow is called Earthshine because this part of the moon is actually illuminated by sunlight reflected off the far side of the Earth, which is still in daylight.

Date: March 8, 2008
Time: 7:16 a.m. MST
Location: Suburban Phoenix, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 200 mm
Aperture: f/4
Exposure time: 3 seconds
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

Revised: April 26, 2008
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