Moonset in August



In August of 2003 Mars was the largest planet on the sky and at the times of full moon it passed very close by the moon (in the previus month it actually made a transit). Here's the artistic composition. Mars in its actual scale, although the largest in 60,000 years is still very small and dim, compared to the Moon.

Photo Technical Data
Size of the original (2 photos together): 3498 x 1746 pixels
May Moon (left) & August Moon (rt): f :11, exposure 1/250 s, ISO 100
bckgr.: f:8, exposure 8s, ISO 400,
Canon EOS 1Ds, f.l. 800mm.

On the right: an 300x200 pix crop from the original photo.


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