The new moon with the Earthshine (Earth illuminated night side of the moon). After sunset the crescent moon stands above colorful twilight horizon from the summit of Haleakala, Hawaii. A towering Cumulus cloud in a bizarre form of a smoking giant forms above the cloud layer. It is a Cumulonimbus, a dense towering vertical cloud associated with thunderstorms and atmospheric instability, forming from water vapor carried by powerful upward air currents. Click the second photo for a closer higher contrast view of the scene.



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  • Beaky Reply

    Fantastic shot mate

    January 29, 2017 at 4:19 pm

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