Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Full moon and the 'Belt of Venus' glow over Lisbon during 1st eclipse of 2020 (photo)
25-02-2020, 07:03 AM
Post: #1
Full moon and the 'Belt of Venus' glow over Lisbon during 1st eclipse of 2020 (photo)
Full moon and the 'Belt of Venus' glow over Lisbon during 1st eclipse of 2020 (photo)

Miguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night sky. As a European Southern Observatory photo ambassador, a member of The World At Night (TWAN) and the official astrophotographer of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, he specializes in astronomical "skyscapes" that connect Earth and night sky. Join Claro here as he takes us through his photograph "Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and Anti-Twilight Arch as Seen From Lisbon City."

A cityscape view captured from the highest point of Lisbon shows the first full moon of the year, rising above the capital of Portugal on Jan. 10, with the Tagus River visible in the background.

This photo was taken during a penumbral lunar eclipse, which happens when the moon passes through Earth's faint outer shadow. During nautical twilight, it is difficult to notice this faint shadow on the moon's disk. However, a related phenomenon is visible almost every day, known as the Earth's shadow. According to Atmospheric Optics, a skywatching website run by physicist Les Cowley, this shadow is visible in the opposite half of the sky to the sunset or sunrise, and it appears right above the horizon as a dark blue band.

"Immediately above it, where the evening air is still lit, glows a pink band called the anti-twilight arch, or 'Belt of Venus,'" Cowley wrote. This phenomenon is caused by backscattering of refracted sunlight due to fine dust particles high in the atmosphere.

https://www.space.com/full-moon-belt-of-...photo.html
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Some Good News: Venus Retrograde Is Finally Over! dormammu 0 109 26-06-2020 05:42 AM
Last Post: dormammu
  How Venus Retrograde 2020 Will Affect You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign mecheeta 0 176 17-06-2020 06:30 AM
Last Post: mecheeta
  Super Flower Moon will appear this week - when to see the last supermoon of 2020 dormammu 2 476 07-05-2020 06:54 AM
Last Post: dormammu
  The ‘Flower Moon’ this week is the last supermoon of 2020 Read more: https://metro. dormammu 0 269 06-05-2020 06:50 AM
Last Post: dormammu
  The April 2020 New Moon Will Be The Worst For These Zodiac Signs dormammu 0 314 25-04-2020 06:39 AM
Last Post: dormammu
  April pink full moon: readers' photos of the supermoon Mediums Now 5 452 11-04-2020 07:47 AM
Last Post: Mediums Now
  Lunar eclipse pregnancy precautions: Can a pregnant woman sleep during an eclipse? Mediums Now 0 218 11-04-2020 07:33 AM
Last Post: Mediums Now
  Supermoon over Rome: brightest full moon of 2020 Psychic Today 0 294 05-04-2020 06:56 AM
Last Post: Psychic Today
  The Moon, Venus, And Jupiter Will Align To Form A Smiley Face This May mecheeta 1 314 03-04-2020 06:12 AM
Last Post: mecheeta
  Starlings sleep less during summer and full-moon nights dormammu 0 175 25-03-2020 07:43 AM
Last Post: dormammu

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)