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By George Rose
BEFORE SUNRISE, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, A WANING CRESCENT MOON,
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA 8/25/22
www.georgerose.com
 

Wow! You really captured a beauty!
Thanks for sharing!

Wow! You really captured a beauty!
Thanks for sharing!

How is a nearly full moon on a dawning horizon? Photoshop is how

How is a nearly full moon on a dawning horizon? Photoshop is how

What, you think the sun stops shining on the moon when the Earth has rotated to the point where the sun's rays are starting to enter the atmosphere above SB?

What, you think the sun stops shining on the moon when the Earth has rotated to the point where the sun's rays are starting to enter the atmosphere above SB?

It helps to remember that the "phases" of the moon are a matter of how much of the surface is in the Earth's shadow, which changes over a cycle period of 29.5 days–they have nothing to do with the time of day.

It helps to remember that the "phases" of the moon are a matter of how much of the surface is in the Earth's shadow, which changes over a cycle period of 29.5 days–they have nothing to do with the time of day.

The Moon was indeed a thin waning crescent in the morning sky on 08/25. This photo was exposed enough to show the parts of the Moon not directly illuminated by sunshine. By eyeball, you would have been seeing the brightly exposed thin crescent visible on the bottom of the Moon in this image.

Marcelk – The Earth's shadow only falls on the Moon during a lunar eclipse, and that was not happening here.

The Moon was indeed a thin waning crescent in the morning sky on 08/25. This photo was exposed enough to show the parts of the Moon not directly illuminated by sunshine. By eyeball, you would have been seeing the brightly exposed thin crescent visible on the bottom of the Moon in this image.
Marcelk – The Earth's shadow only falls on the Moon during a lunar eclipse, and that was not happening here.

@Macpuzl Yes, you're right of course, silly me … the phases are a matter of how much of the "bright side" of the moon is illuminated by the sun, not how much is in the Earth's shadow. But it does vary over the 29.5 day cycle, not based on time of day, and this photo was not photoshopped.

@Macpuzl Yes, you're right of course, silly me … the phases are a matter of how much of the "bright side" of the moon is illuminated by the sun, not how much is in the Earth's shadow. But it does vary over the 29.5 day cycle, not based on time of day, and this photo was not photoshopped.

Ahh ok it’s the exposure, this website compressed the image too much you can’t really see the detail too well. On an iPhone

Ahh ok it’s the exposure, this website compressed the image too much you can’t really see the detail too well. On an iPhone

The lunar phases have nothing to do with the Earth's shadow, and they do indeed depend on the time of day. You will never see a waning crescent Moon in the evening, nor a waxing crescent Moon in the morning.

You can see a nice example of the orbit of the Moon and the reason it goes through phases at:

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4955

The lunar phases have nothing to do with the Earth's shadow, and they do indeed depend on the time of day. You will never see a waning crescent Moon in the evening, nor a waxing crescent Moon in the morning.
You can see a nice example of the orbit of the Moon and the reason it goes through phases at:
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4955

"The lunar phases have nothing to do with the Earth's shadow"

Yes, I said you were right about that and that I was wrong (and silly) to say so.

"You will never see a waning crescent Moon in the evening, nor a waxing crescent Moon in the morning."

Fine, but Gregoreo said this was a "nearly full moon", and that doesn't depend on time of day.

"The lunar phases have nothing to do with the Earth's shadow"
Yes, I said you were right about that and that I was wrong (and silly) to say so.
"You will never see a waning crescent Moon in the evening, nor a waxing crescent Moon in the morning."
Fine, but Gregoreo said this was a "nearly full moon", and that doesn't depend on time of day.

My second comment was meant as a general tutorial, and not directed at you. But, since we're here, you will never see a nearly full Moon at noon. Gregoreo is obviously unfamiliar with astrophotography (among other things).

My second comment was meant as a general tutorial, and not directed at you. But, since we're here, you will never see a nearly full Moon at noon. Gregoreo is obviously unfamiliar with astrophotography (among other things).

Beautiful! Thanks for this early morning view 🙂

Beautiful! Thanks for this early morning view 🙂

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

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