Took these snapshots tonight with my off the shelf Canon TX-1 on a tripod. Beautiful sight over the rooftops and electrical wires in my neighbourhood in Montreal. By 9 pm I could clearly see the dark side illuminated by the Earth – called Earthshine. You can check out this effect yourself tomorrow night when the moon will be a little further along its phase and bit higher in the dusky sky. It’s cool to think that the reason you can see the dark part of the disk of the Moon so easily is because of the highly relfective nature of Earth’s clouds and oceans. Nature is amazing!
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