posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 11:08 PM
reply to post by wmd_2008
Ah, thank you so much for that information. I finally found out what was confusing me after doing that google search. The reason I wasn't seeing that
as a lens flare was because the moon itself in the picture was so bright that it overloaded the lens with light making the image blurry because it
wasn't properly focused. Now, the smaler sphere that looked like it was illuminated was an illusion caused by the mirrored image of the moon as a
result of a lens flare. The section of the moon that was lit up was now facing the moon as the lens flare from being mirrored, so it was shaded in a
way that gave it the appeareance of being a smaller sphere being illuminated by the moon. The reason it looked so different was because it was
smaller, and dimmer, making it more clear and solid looking than the moon.
Sorry for the explanation, but I had to point out why I was so confused. These lens flares can cause some serious confusion. Anyways, thanks again.
edit on 24-1-2013 by Renegade2283 because: (no reason given)