Sizzling hot image of the week: Rust orange Moon

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, September 19, 2011

Florida astroimager Pete Lardizabal shot this beautiful image of the orange Moon he observed about 9° above the eastern horizon near Jacksonville, Florida, at 8:52 p.m. EDT on September 13, 2011. The extreme orange color seen in the area was due to smoke particles from a large smoldering fire in southern Georgia. “It’s rather unusual to see this intense coloration in concert with relative clarity of the captured image,” writes Lardizabal. He used an Astro-Physics 130EDFGT refractor and a Canon 7D at prime focus. Enjoy!

Credit: Pete Lardizabal

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