Monthly Archives May 2012

Earthshine and Venus

Earthshine and Venus

Earthshine and Venus

Earthshine is a soft, faint glow on the dark side of the moon caused by the reflection of sunlight from the Earth.  I was able to catch this phenomena from my neighborhood with my digital camera.  This is still one of my favorite pictures that I have taken (without a telescope).

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Annular Solar Eclipse of 2012

Annular Eclipse of 2012

Annular Eclipse of 2012

As the shadows took on an eerie shape and the daylight slowly dimmed, the annular eclipse of 2012 was upon us.  I had the fortunate luck of being able to view this eclipse safely through he lens of my DSLR.

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