Monday 4 May 2015

Lunar Optics

My hopes of getting a shot of the full moon setting were dashed by a fog lying over the hills. The moon was visible as a fuzzy white disc. But then I really looked at it. What a feast for the eyes! There was a faint, though obvious moon pillar. And out to one side was a moon dog. I have seen these phenomena with the sun, but I haven't noticed them with the moon before.

Unfortunately my skills as a photographer, and my bridge camera were not able to capture them very well, but here are my efforts. You might have squint to see them. In life they were quite clear to my eyes.

Moon Pillar
Moon Dog on the right hand side