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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
12:16 am

Equipment Details:

Hand-held Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 in sunset mode with x60 zoom magnification

Post-processing Details:

Photoshop Elements 15 - crop and register 9 still images to produce mosaic

Image Details:

A Golden Treat - Last Quarter Moon Appears

A few minutes after mid-night on 25th July, the half illuminated Last Quarter Moon with horizontal terminator was captured appearing and then rising above a hill in Cecil Kop Nature Reserve as shown in the accompanying nine frame mosaic. The golden colour was due to absorption of light by atmospheric haze close to the horizon.