Not a Blue Moon

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But definitely a full one. This is the first time in my entire life I managed to get a fairly respectable shot of a full moon just after moonrise while it was still orange.
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Cool photo, in this case I actually like the bit of grainy-ness it has ... also, (I don't know how true this is) but my teacher told us that the moon is that colour because of dust and pollution and things in the lower part of the air ...
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righteous_trespasser wrote:
(I don't know how true this is) but my teacher told us that the moon is that colour because of dust and pollution and things in the lower part of the air ...


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When the moon is low, the reflected sunlight has to travel through more air than when the moon is high in the sky. Colors at the blue and violet end of the rainbow (spectrum) are easily scattered or bent (refracted) by the atmosphere. (That's why the sky is blue: you're seeing blue sunlight scattered in every direction.) So it's the colors at the red and orange end of the spectrum that pass through the atmosphere and into your eyes.


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Thanks ... that does make more sense to me than our teacher's explanation ...
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This looks exactly like the moon last night where I was...it was yellow because of all the fires...
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Beautiful moon.
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Cool photo,cool moon.
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*grins. Thanks. I'm suddenly tempted to do a bit of post editing to see what a "moonmoon" actually looks like *lol
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awesome picture

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