Full Moon Lunar Phase

"Full Moon"

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

This photograph of the moon was taken on February 15th, 2011 and was a couple of days before the full lunar phase. The camera gear used was a Nikon d90 attached to a Phoenix 650mm lens mounted on a tripod.

The Moon has phases because it orbits Earth, which causes the portion we see illuminated to change. The Moon takes 27.3 days to orbit Earth, but the lunar phase cycle (from new Moon to new Moon) is 29.5 days. The Moon spends the extra 2.2 days “catching up” because Earth travels about 45 million miles around the Sun during the time the Moon completes one orbit around Earth.

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      Awesome photo

    2. PhotoGurl

      Stunning photography

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      beautifull, lindaaaaaaaaa

    4. Very interesting-keep posting them-I like all your pictures

    5. Alan S. Hochman

      So glad you’re enjoying the photos!

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      Thanks, awesome pix

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    9. sherri hellige

      Hello!Thanks for following me on Twitter. It is evident, you have a vast knowledge in science. Your photographs are wonderfully delightful. Thank you for bringing the world around us into a beautiful focus. I look forward to sharing & purchasing your life-as-art! Peace be with you always! Sherri (twitter: child _ of _ nrg)

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