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Moon Glow
updated: Nov 01, 2012, 10:22 AM

By Charles Brewster

This morning as I left for work I noticed that the moon had a beautiful ring of color around it. Is that Venus above it?

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 COMMENT 337874 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 10:32 AM

I get a ring something like that, but only with my right eye, without glasses. Haven't tried it with my glasses on yet. A simple matter of optics, I guess.


 COMMENT 337889 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 10:57 AM

really nice shot!


 COMMENT 337897 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 11:08 AM

That probably isn't Venus. The moon was full, and so was on it's way to setting when you were leaving "in the morning" for work. The moon is currently on the opposite side of the sky from the sun, and Venus is always going to be either just ahead of or just behind the sun.

It was more than likely Jupiter. That's been appearing in the Eastern sky lately a few hours after sunset.


 COMMENT 337908 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 11:29 AM

897 is correct, Jupiter was above the moon in the west this morning. With your outstretched hand, it should have looked about 3 or 4 finger widths above the moon (~5 degrees).

You can download the free program "Stellarium" to view a simulation of the sky from any location in the world on your PC. You can even zoom in on objects (e.g on Jupiter to see the moons). Lots of other nice features like fast-forward or reverse playback, displaying of names of stars/planets/constellations, etc.


 COMMENT 337909P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 11:33 AM

897 & 907, thanks for letting me know. (My photo).


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