Old crescent on 11. June

Version 12. July 2010, Martin Elsaesser

Observing the old crescent in the morning of 11. June was not easy, despite the large 17 elongation from the sun, due to a building on fire in the next town. The smoke from the fire obscured half the horizon, so that the crescent could only be found some 40 minutes after moonrise, when it had risen above the smoke. At that time, the sky was already to bright to see the earthshine.

Building on fire in the next town, generating the obscuring smoke
The building on fire in the next town, which generated the smoke obscuring the horizon.

Mond und Plejaden
The crescent, captured through a 200mm lens. The obscuring smoke is still visible in the lower part of the image.

Mond und Plejaden
The crescent, captured through a 500mm lens.


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