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Moonset behind trees

Increasingly golden or orange color as the moon sets is due to the fact that – as it sinks – you’re seeing the moon through more and more of Earth’s atmosphere.

Setting moon on November 2, 2014 by Ken Christison

View larger. | Time-lapse photo of setting moon on November 2, 2014 by Ken Christison

Ken Christison posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook and wrote:

Watching the moon set behind the trees. I always liked to get clean images of the moon, but this morning I just kept it running through the trees. I think it does add to the whole atmosphere.

We agree, Ken! Thanks for posting.

Deborah Byrd

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