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Green flash from the Moon
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Instrument   70 mm focal length
Exposure & film   1/8 s with digital camera Camedia 5060 + DCL-4337 + 80/480 refrector
Date & place   July 20, 2005, Quimper
Here is a picture of a rare phenomenon: a green flash from the Moon. It's the thin edging at the Moon's summit (while the inferior border is red). Notice too the mock mirage just above the Moon. It's a refraction of the Moon in a temperature inversion atmospheric layer.
When I took the picture, the Moon was at an elevation of 1°22'. That night, the sky was really clear.
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This picture has been selected to be the Astronomy Picture Of the Day on August 26, 2005.
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