Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waxing Crescent Moon Up There Tonight

33 percent visible, crescent moon, craters

33% of the Moon is Visible

Usually, I check the schedule for the full moon and, start shooting a few nights early.

Tonight, I decided to shoot the moon, just because it was up there.

After I downloaded the camera, I wanted to find out when the full moon is coming.

That doesn't happen until next Thursday.

When I, developed and saw all those craters, I decided to keep this image.

It turned out, this was my favorite, out of a total of 9 shots.

Never before, had I paid any attention to Waxing or Waning crescent moons.

They have a handy chart at Calendar-12 that taught me this stuff.

It may have been taught when I was in high school.

The teacher probably didn't know, I slept through that part of the class.

Or, maybe, I went on a field trip, by myself, that day.

Look at those craters on the moon tonight.

Do you suppose, scientists have named them all? 

 Maybe, I slept through that part, too.

If the crescent was facing the other direction, it would be waning.

When it looks like this, it's waxing.  That's all you need to know.

Are you still awake?

The image above was made with a Pentax K3 and Sigma 50-500mm lens.

Exposure: f/16   1/3second   ISO 100

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