A pale band of starlight along the Milky Way sweeps through the scene. At the foot of Orion the Hunter, bright star Rigel shines just above the old kicksled's handrail. Capella, alpha star of Auriga the celestial charioteer, is the brightest star at the top of the frame.🌌🔭 Credits: P-M Hedén (Clear Skies, TWAN)
#TBT // There’s a super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse (yes it’s a real thing) happening on Sunday, visible across the United States pending your local weather. Will you be out watching it? It’s the last one of its kind that will happen for 18 years. // Remembered this photo I made back in 2011 when I was living in northern Idaho and freelancing. One cold pre-dawn December morning I set out around Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River to make a photo of this super blood moon lunar eclipse. I stood bundled up in the freezing temperatures and soaked in the fleeting moments of this particular lunar eclipse as it set behind the Selkirk Mountains. Was wishing the cabin in the photo was mine and I could brew a warm cup of coffee. #lunareclipse#moon#bloodmoon#luna#lunar#astronomy#cabin#sandpointidaho#lakependoreille#pendoreilleriver#pacnw
Say Hi To Little Brother's Moon Charon Charon: Moon of Pluto⠀
A darkened and mysterious north polar region known to some as Mordor Macula caps this premier high-resolution view. The portrait of Charon, Pluto's largest moon, was captured by New Horizons near the spacecraft's closest approach on July 14, 2015. The combined blue, red, and infrared data was processed to enhance colors and follow variations in Charon's surface properties with a resolution of about 2.9 kilometers (1.8 miles). A stunning image of Charon's Pluto-facing hemisphere, it also features a clear view of an apparently moon-girdling belt of fractures and canyons that seems to separate smooth southern plains from varied northern terrain. Charon is 1,214 kilometers (754 miles) across. That's about 1/10th the size of planet Earth but a whopping 1/2 the diameter of Pluto itself, and makes it the largest satellite relative to its parent body in the Solar System. Still, the moon appears as a small bump at about the 1 o'clock position on Pluto's disk in the grainy, negative,telescopic picture inset at upper left. That view was used by James Christy and Robert Harrington at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Flagstaff to discover Charon 40 years ago in June of 1978.⠀ Image Copyright: Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Institute, U.S. Naval Observatory, New Horizons⠀
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Hello, everyone, @michaelcgiordano here to share my last photo. What an amazing experience this has been. Thanks to @universetoday and @fcain for allowing me to takeover for the day.
My third photo: Pure Lunacy. I wish I had a good story for this one, but it was just me going outside to look at the sky like I do every other night. This night was more entertaining than most, though. The clouds were quickly moving past a beautiful moon (97% waxing gibbous). I ran inside to grab my camera and a few different lenses. I could't start taking pictures fast enough. I was only out there for about 15 minutes, but it's one of my favorite photos to date. And I didn't even have to venture ten yards beyond my house. This concludes my takeover. If you enjoyed my work come over to my account and connect with me. I'm always happy to meet new people and talk photography. Thank you and take care!
This was a composite. My camera doesn’t have the dynamic range to capture both the moon and clouds so I had to take photos of each and blend them.
Canon 5D MK3
Canon 24-70mm L II - 24mm for this shot.
Clouds were moving faster than usual so I had to go with a somewhat faster shutter speed because I didn't want them to be too blurry. That meant bumping up the ISO. ⅓ of a second shutter, at f/2.8 and ISO 1600.
Moon: Bit of a Frankenstein setup. I wanted a telephoto lens to capture detail of the moon even thought it would be tiny in the photo. I had a 200-500mm Nikkor lens from my dad on my Sony A6500. It took two adapters to work, novoflex and metabones. Put it on a tripod and shot at 1/200th of a second, at ISO 100, and f/4. Blended the two in post. Did light enhancements in Lightroom, and then boosted the orange hue since it was around Halloween for fun. -
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✨✨🌚I can’t take credit for this awesome idea (that I found on Pinterest), but I did attempt to recreate it. Drawing this really made me miss creating with a pencil, it’s a whole different world of art. I want to do more of these!! Do you like seeing my sketches? Let me know! ✨✨✨
Zabriskie Point in Death Valley at night is something else. So quiet that all I could hear was the ringing in my ears 😆
What an insane adventure - pulling up at night, hiking in freezing temperatures and scouting for shot ideas with walkie talkies. Incredible group effort with @benjamin_farren & @thenightstuff