Friday, April 3, 2009

Waxing Gibbous Moon


After the first quarter, when the sunlit portion is increasing, and is more than half, it is called a waxing gibbous moon.

Tonight was very clear and the moon was bright. I put my new camera on a tripod to hold it steady and ran the zoom up as far as it will go. Here is the result. Not like an observatory telescope but pretty darn good. The moon will be full April 9 and I am hoping for a clear night.

4 comments:

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This is a shot you must be very proud of. What time does it get dark over in Tulsa? We have just altered our clocks to British Summer Time and thus have lost an hour's sleep. We have a lot of controversy over this practice - must say, I really don't know why we have to muck about with the clocks twice a year.

I'm also going to comment on your carved eagle on this site (just as a catch-up). That is totally fantastic and how clever to do it all with a chain-saw. Some people are so artistic.

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonjour Bill.

Votre nouvel appareil prend de bien belles photos et, malgré la distance Terre/lune, nous montre les détails. J'attends la pleine lune avec impatience pour voir votre photo.
Bravo.
Bisous.

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

The picture is amazing, I didn't think you took it! Steady is the key I guess. I should get a tripod...

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

A X20 optical zoom pushed another x4 digital zoom renders the object magnified 80 times. This also means that any movement in the camera is magnified 80 times, which makes it very difficult to hand hold the camera for a decent shot. Even with the tripod there was some vibration. This was the best out of maybe 15 tries. Even so, I was thrilled to see the result.