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The Young Moon over La Palma

By: Babak A. Tafreshi

 

Region: Europe

Site: La Palma - Spain

Date: 2011 August 30

In a clear August evening the young crescent moon sets over the William Herschel Telescope on the top of La Palma, Canary Islands. Note the deformed shape of the moon due to increasing effect of atmospheric refraction as it approaches the horizon. See this view in a time-lapse video of the setting moon over a moving ocean of clouds. Babak Tafreshi/Dreamview.net

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