Flintstone Stargazing

December 8, 2008

The Moon Through Clouds on 12/8/08

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Clouds, Moon, Observation Journal — Tags: , — Ed @ 9:43 pm

Tonight, with the clouds covering the majority of the sky, was not a great night for star gazing. There was a neat sort of moonbow effect though. You can sort of see it in the image above. The clouds refracted the light from the Moon into a bit of a rainbow. There was also a nice sunset (because of the clouds, of course):

At scouts this evening, I took a telescope and binoculars to let the boys (and their parents) see the Moon. Even through clouds, she looked great in the scope and I think everyone thought it was neat. And, of course, it completed the Astronomy badges we’ve been working on! So all around, a good night even though I won’t be getting any more imaging done.

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