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Full Moon webcam mosaic

Mosaic of the Full Moon on December 23, 2007

Webcam Moon mosaic with major Lunar features labeled

The major features on the Moon are labeled

 

Full Moon at apogee and perigee

The full Moon at apogee and perigee

 

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Animated Phases of the Moon

The phases of the Moon from day 1 through day 27.

Images taken at the 3towers Observatory, Spring 2005. Meade LPI camera attached to a Celestron 2.4-inch f/10 telescope.

 

Moon Phases

The phases of the Moon are individually shown from day 1 through day 27. The Moon is oriented as viewed with the naked eye from the mid-Northern Hemisphere. The near Full Moon images (days 14-15) are labeled for Lunar East and West, which are opposite terrestrial East and West.

The young Moon (days 1-3) is visible as a thin crescent in the western sky after sunset.  The first quarter Moon (day 7) rises at approximately noon and sets at midnight local time.  It is nearly overhead at sunset.  The full Moon (day 14) rises in the East at sunset and sets in the West at sunrise.  The last quarter Moon rises at midnight in the East and sets at about noon local time in the West.  The old Moon (days 24-27) is visible as a thin crescent in the eastern sky just before sunrise.  A complete lunar cycle from new Moon to new Moon is 29.5 days, a lunar month. 

 

Moon Halo and Venus

Moon Halo and Venus. 8mm f/3.5 lens, 10-second exposure with Nikon D100 digital camera, ISO 1000.

Web Cam Lunar Imaging

Lunar Eclipses

Wide Angle Views of the Moon

Young Moon Dove and setting Sun
Young Moon (17 hours 58 minutes), 5-inch f/5 reflector, Nikon D100 camera, ISO 800. The dove was observed sitting on a distant telephone wire before the Sun set.
Moon and Earth shadow
The Earth's Shadow, the setting Moon, and the Belt of Venus on September 27, 2007.
Christmas Self-portrait. Wide angle view of the setting Sun and the rising Full Moon 180 degrees apart. One-quarter second exposure with 8 mm f/4 lens on Nikon D100 digital camera with ISO 400.  Taken at sunset on December 25, 2004. Christmas self portrait
Moon near first quarter.  This image was taken with a Nikon D100 camera placed at the prime focus of the 3towers Observatory 12-inch Meade LX 200 telescope. Moon at Prime Focus in 12-inch LX 200 telescope
Moon, Venus, Saturn, and Regulus October 7, 2007.  One-half second exposure with Nikon D100 digital camera at ISO 800, 50 mm f/4 lens. Moon, Venus, Saturn, Regulus
The Moon and the Pleiades on April 8, 2008.  One-second exposure with 135 mm f/4 lens on a Nikon D100 camera, ISO 800. Moon and Pleiades
The Moon, Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter on December 31, 2008.  Two-second exposure with 8 mm f/4 lens on a Nikon D100 camera, ISO 800. Moon, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter on December 31, 2008
Young 1.07 day old Moon on the evening of December 22, 2014 at 5:56 MST. One-eighth second exposure with 500 f/8 lens on Nikon D100 camera, ISO 800. Moon altitude 5 degrees 44 minutes. One day old Moon
The Moon and Aldeberan on the evening of October 18, 2016 a few minutes after the occultation of Aldeberan by the Moon had ended. Moon and Aldebaran

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