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Reflecting sunlight ignites the moon's limb into a fiery crescent in this image taken by an amateur skywatcher.
Philippe Moussette of Quebec, Canada recorded this view of Earth’s moon on April 9, 2005 at the Observatory of Découverte Val-Bélair.
He used a 20D Canon digital camera mounted to a Meade LX200 telescope to record this 30-second exposure.
-- SPACE.com Staff
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
Nope, the Moon isn't a perfect circle. Of course, neither are any of the other planets or moons. The Sun isn't either!
And the reason the Moon looks so ovular is also because of the exposure time. The lit up part is really washed out, and bleeds through to give that appearance.
Originally posted by balon0
Thats the first photo ive seen where the moon wasnt a perfect circle!!
Originally posted by EricFM
same here. nice find
Originally posted by DARKJEDIG
is it just me or does the moons surface look like a fifteen year olds face? Man, that poor moon took an @$$ beating by the ugly stick