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Joes Boerma
backyard - Froombosch - The Netherlands
09:35 pm

Equipment Details:

fx - 35mm - iso 1600 - 6 sec - f/1,7

Post-processing Details:

Panorama of 17 landscape pictures in 4 rows. Dimmed the highlights a bit in Lighroom 6 to temper the moonlight a bit.

Image Details:

Thanks to EarthSky I knew there was a chance to see the moon within the wintercircle. Interesting, since I have made more pictures of this circle, but was never able to find all the stars. I thought that with the help of the location of the moon I would be able to find the stars in a correct way. But...
Getting outside there were far too many clouds, so considered this a lost evening. Then, almost one hour later I got outside, looked up and saw this lovely halo. Plus the stars! Thanks to the thin layer of clouds, only the brighter one show themselves and now I could clearly recognize the wintercircle. Great!
Got the camera and tripod out and started shooting. Cause a bit in a hurry I forgot the night-filter, but after all that was not too much of a problem. Light pollution is low on the horizon a bit.
The chance of this combination of the moon within the wintercircle, visible with that halo, is so rare that I guess this may be a picture that very few have ever witnessed. So glad to be able to share it with EarthSky.