Moon, Saturn and Iridescent Cloud

on Thursday, July 29, 2021
On 24th July Full moon night, moon and saturn came close to one another in the sky (about 4 degrees apart). In this image, saturn can be seen towards the left of the image through thin clouds. During moonrise, here in Kolkata, India, the sky had clouds which turned out to be a blessing. It showed beautiful colours of rainbow, also known as Iridescent Clouds, thanks to the bright shine of moon. Iridescent clouds are mostly seen in daytime, getting a glimpse of them at night is considered to be pretty rare, especially with this much variation in colours. I was lucky enough to be able to see and capture them.

Gear: Nikon D5600, Laowa 100mm f/2.8 lens, ioptron Skyguider pro

Image: Single, tracked

Exif: f/8, ISO 100, 8 seconds, 100mm

Software used: Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop Express

Location: Kolkata, India

Date: 24th July 2021, 8:20 PM IST
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