Wednesday, 2 September 2015

a room with a lunar view

The sky was clear this morning when I got up, letting me see Auckland in the dry.

Obligatory “view from hotel window”

But wait!  What’s that disc in the morning sky?  Zoom in…

7:13am, New Zealand summer time

Well, it’s the right shape and size for a (nearly) full moon.  But it looks … funny.



That’s better!

For comparison, the full moon “as observed from Earth on a clear night”, from Wikipedia is:

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