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Photo of the Moon, Venus and Earthshine

April 12th, 2007 · 11 Comments

Picture of moon, venus and earthsine with Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Taken with Olympus E-500 digital camera

Here is a picture of phenomenon that I have not seen often. The moon was a thin crescent and Earth reflected light on the moon. It’s called planetshine and Earthshine when the earth lights the moon.
You can also see Venus below the Moon.

Information about the photo:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 15 sec (15)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad)

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Tags: Coast · Moon · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sea Ocean · Star · Winter

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chino // Apr 13, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    wow. nice shot! was that by using a wide angled lens? or a 105mm maybe?

    anyway.. it is a rare opportunity to get a shot of the moon with Venus beside it. Good job!

  • 2 Adrienne Zurub // Apr 14, 2007 at 2:24 am

    Wow! I’ve never seen anything like this! Thanks for sharing.

  • 3 Heather B // Apr 16, 2007 at 12:38 am

    That is a beautiful shot WOW!

  • 4 LUIZ // Apr 17, 2007 at 3:37 am

    Hey Man!

    Here I am !!
    Woderful pic …well,I don’t believe in Astrology but Venus is my regent planet…
    And we can see some little stars!
    Hugs from Brazil!!!!

  • 5 dev // Apr 17, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    nice picture…
    the detail is great..
    u must be professional …

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  • 7 mel // Dec 28, 2007 at 6:36 am

    Man, you’re an excellent, EXCELLENT artist!

  • 8 Mike // Feb 3, 2008 at 2:48 am

    Wow very nice. Venus looks very big. Third brightest object in sky besides the sun and moon.

  • 9 Steve // Feb 28, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Astounding work. This photo particularly blows me away.

  • 10 Mizz.Zizzle // May 6, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Wow ?!?!??! nice shot !!!!! unbelieveable?!?! THANKS 4 for sharing.

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