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Wolf Moon Setting

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« on: January 20, 2011, 09:23:54 pm »

Lovely shots Richard. Just to add a bit of technical info - you'll remember that the partial eclipse of 4th January was a case where the Moon's shadow missed the Earth by being too far North. Look at the focus of your anti-crepuscular rays and you'll see they point to the North of where the Wolf Moon is. This is because 14 days later, the Moon is now South of the ecliptic  as it was North at the time of the eclipse.

Orbital mechanics in action!

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