The Full Moon and Mars

December 23, 2007

Uploaded 12/24/07

Last night we were treated to a spectacular sight in the east after sunset, the full moon rising over the snow covered Mogollon Rim with the planet Mars at opposition less than a degree below it. This image was taken also right as the pair was superimposed on the "Belt of Venus", which is the shadow of the Earth seen as a bluish purple color here.

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Instrument: Canon 10D with 100 - 400mm L Platform: Hand Held with Image Stabilization Exposure: 1/15 Filters: UV Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Outside Temperature: 35F Processing: Photoshop