Thursday, April 1, 2010

Nothing On The Moon

One night ago I took this picture of the Moon. It looks like a full Moon, but I actually took it one night before the full Moon. I'm not sure I could tell the difference if the two were in front of me. I just thought it would be fun to practice taking Moon pictures again.

The last time I took pictures of the Moon was November 4th of last year. It was the first time I was able to get anything but a white blur in the sky. This one is even better than those. I think my last story might have had more good information than this one though. I include a link on how to do this in that post.

The thing I really thought was interesting this time though was the odd little dot that was moving around on the surface of the Moon. I keep wondering what it might be. I guess it was nothing...

No, really! It was nothing! I'm just kidding. There was nothing moving around on the Moon. Do you hear that, government people!! I saw nothing! Nothing at all!

17 comments:

  1. Please report to your nearest branch of The Lunar Construction Company for debriefing. Bring all digital images for inspection and pack for a long journey...

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  2. Beautiful picture of the moon, Ratty! I can't take any of the moon pictures with my small camera.

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  3. Nothing nicer than a good moon photo. Thanks.

    Bill

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  4. This moon is big enough to brighten up our night and our path. I remember the time when I was small, when I stayed in a village....

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  5. I took my best moon photos by holding the camera (focus at infinity) to a telescope eyepiece. It really works.

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  6. this is a very good moon picture, i have not practiced taking up close pictures of the moon yet, i will try to remember next time.

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  7. One of the best Moon shots I have seen!

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  8. Great photo Ratty!! No moon photos for me till my arm stops hurting.

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  9. That is a fantastic shot. I can't get a good one with my new camera I just don't have the lens for it. I have to use my old one to get the zoom I need. Maybe one of these days I'll get a zoom lens for my new one.

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  10. Amazing shot of the moon.

    I can see whether I can take a photograph with my digital camera.

    I feel the connection with the photo that you took of the moon, just by staring at it.

    Whenever the moon is out I always feel in the highest of frequency with it and the energy on a planetary level. In other words I feel more awake, connected and loving as I am already within earth. It's a good period to just be, and rest, and sometimes to release old wounds or patterns.

    The moon is feminine energy, and very important in it's role.

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  11. Oh, Ratty, that is a beautiful picture of the moon. I hope you were out there with Mrs. Ratty or someone equally suitable if there isn't a Mrs. Ratty. It's a shame not to snuggle under a moon like that!

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  12. Love that shot, Ratty!!!!
    Gorgeous!

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  13. Wow- that is great! I haven't tried anything like this with my camera yet. I have some crappy lunar eclipse shots that I took on film a while back. You can see that it happened, but no detail.

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  14. That's a great moon photo! And I wasn't going to say anything, but uh, yeah, there is something moving around on the moon. We cats have set up a space station there, for when you humans finally go too far and really wreck the earth.

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  15. A fantastic shot Ratty. I love the moon and did try taking photos of it when you last posted one...even with the link you gave me I couldn't get any decent pictures. I don't mind though as you share your wonderful pictures with us and I can keep trying for myself and maybe one day I will master it...and if not then I will always have your pics to look back on!!

    The only thing I miss about such good shots of the moon is that you lose the man....have you ever looked up on a starry night and seen that man in the moon??? No matter what stage the moon is at he is always there!!

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  16. Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I especially like the ones that played along with my awful humor this time. :)

    @Allotments
    I was thinking the same thing about the Man in the Moon. I actually examined the picture several times looking for him. I found if you make the picture smaller he pops right out there.

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  17. Wow.. that's such a beautiful full moon, even if it's a day earlier. =D It's so well detailed too. Something my humble cam can never imagine to do. T__T hehe..

    PS: I bet you really saw something moving. Cause Mulder always says, 'the truth is out there!'. lol

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