Setting Moon, Mars (astronomy clouds sunrise+sunset sky nighttime ). Photo by Brillig
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Setting Moon, Mars

Uploaded by: Brillig

Tuesday December 7, 2010

Austin, TX (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: The moon, having just passed in front of Mars, is setting just after the sun, as viewed from The Oasis Restaurant in Austin, TX. Video at

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5. ceocrocker
12:06 AM GMT on January 03, 2011
Great shot! Not an easy image to capture!
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4. LowerCal
3:28 AM GMT on December 08, 2010
Great catch! The buildings in the foreground make the Moon seem huge.
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3. Brillig
2:54 PM GMT on December 07, 2010
I agree the clouds add interest. They nearly foiled the whole thing, though. As we drove out to the site, I noted that while the forecast was for 20% cloud cover, it seemed to be concentrated in the southwest. I thought at the time that either it would ruin things completely, or it would make the shot nicer.

Unfortunately, I got a bit of motion blur in the photo. I think I like the video better.
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2. tngardener
1:14 PM GMT on December 07, 2010
Very nice composition. The clouds above the moon adds interest.
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1. Javad
11:28 AM GMT on December 07, 2010
nice shot
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