Greg Redfern (aka Sky Guy Greg) wrote:
The at-sea pic was taken February 22, 2016 in the Torres Strait which separates N. Australia and Indonesia. I took it while underway aboard Azamara Quest. It’s the full Snow Moon complete with anticrepuscular rays.
The second pic is of the last moonrise of spring 2016 – June 19 – day before the full Strawberry Moon, as seen from Shenandoah National Park. It features Old Rag Mountain.
Bottom line: Two photos from Greg Redfern show a land and sea perspective on Earth’s shadow and the Belt of Venus.
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