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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 15, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
a place to post your moon shots... here's one from tonight, from the Altamont Pass

Moon rise from the Altamont Pass, CA, December 15, 2013
Moon rise from the Altamont Pass, CA, December 15, 2013
Credit: Ed Hartouni

tomorrow slightly closer to full moon, should rise just as the sun sets... 16:41, depending on where you are...
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Credit: wilbeer

Missouri River,Montana ,from a trip there last june.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
Probably my favorite...shot from the livingroom with a 300mm zoom...

Credit: Cragman
sween345

climber
back east
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Here's the Moon over Manhattan
Moon over Manhattan
Moon over Manhattan
Credit: peter b kaplan
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Nice pics taken by China today.



McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
Moon with jet and contrail crossing it.
Credit: McHale's Navy
With a Cannon SH50
Credit: McHale's Navy
MisterE

climber
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Moon and Venus
Moon and Venus
Credit: MisterE

Moon with noctilucent haze
Moon with noctilucent haze
Credit: MisterE
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
Beautiful shots. Not too many years from now Chinese open pit mines will rival the craters for prominence.
MH2

climber
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:58pm PT







Wait. What was the topic?
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 15, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
Crows!

Credit: McHale's Navy
Howard71

Trad climber
Belen, New Mexico
Dec 16, 2013 - 12:54am PT
July 18, 2011 - Cathedral Peak
July 18, 2011 - Cathedral Peak
Credit: Howard71
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Dec 16, 2013 - 01:24am PT
Credit: mike m
From tonight.
MisterE

climber
Dec 16, 2013 - 01:41am PT
Intersection Rock at sunset with half-moon
Intersection Rock at sunset with half-moon
Credit: MisterE
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 16, 2013 - 01:42am PT
Good stuff!

I was wondering if anyone was going to mention the Chinese landing their first vehicle on the Moon.

I always wondered when it was coming.




Simple Moon shot, Cochise Stronghold.
Credit: survival
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:35am PT
Friday night.  A ways out on Olive Avenue, East Merced.
Friday night. A ways out on Olive Avenue, East Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
Closer to town on Olive Avenue.
Closer to town on Olive Avenue.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yet closer to town, across from my old home on Olive Avenue.
Yet closer to town, across from my old home on Olive Avenue.
Credit: mouse from merced
Two moons?  Giant sycamore on Olive Avenue across from the old home.  ...
Two moons? Giant sycamore on Olive Avenue across from the old home. The tree is at least 125 years old.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sunday night moon over the distant Sierra Nevada south of Merced acros...
Sunday night moon over the distant Sierra Nevada south of Merced across 99 from the Save Mart distribution center. Haze is no problem this early in the evening.
Credit: mouse from merced
I've noticed one major thing about shooting the moon, at least here in the valley. It's too hazy to take shots late at night, the haze murders the definition. The best times are as the moon rises and sets.
Crow crew returning to roost, Thursday evening.
Crow crew returning to roost, Thursday evening.
Credit: mouse from merced
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Dec 16, 2013 - 07:14am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 16, 2013 - 08:52am PT
Moonset times: today, 7:00 a.m.; tomorrow, 7:59 a.m.
Moonrise times: today, 5:30 p.m.; tomorrow, 6:23 p.m.

The full moon is at 1:29 a.m. tomorrow, Dec. 17.

HuecoRat

Trad climber
NJ
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:00am PT
Wow! special kudos to Cragman and McHale's Navy. Really terrific images!
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:08am PT
Sween345--Hilarious!

Some truly amazing shots here.

10b--how'd you get that black ring around the moon?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:15am PT
November 8.  Merced Canyon.
November 8. Merced Canyon.
Credit: mouse from merced
Cropped to hell, two stars showed up.
Credit: mouse from merced
Original, too tiny.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:27am PT
A man must carry on. How about one of the best moon poems of all time, written and read by Hondo Crouch, the long time cowboy poet of Luckenbach Texas... ? Give this a listen if you've 3 minutes... don't even need to watch the vide, its just.... the moon.....


DMT
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:27am PT
From Friday night.

Credit: Bob D'A
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 16, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
That was awesome, Dingus.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
White Mountain on right
Credit: McHale's Navy
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
L, (because we go way back and i know you get it, and me)...

that Hondo Crouch bit waters my eyes every time I give it a listen. Roots; I grew up with people like Hondo. That's Jerry Jeff accompanying him on the 6 string. I saw Jerry play at the Sonora fairgrounds a long time ago, ran into him sitting at the counter of a greasy on restaurant all by himself just before the show. I interrupted him from his omelet, apologized for doing so and thanked him quietly for entertaining me all those years.... It was a cool moment.

A Man Must Carry On.

Don't it make you wanna dance
Don't it make you wanna smile
When you're down down down
In the country pick and sing a while...

:)

From Leggs' Enjoy Life thread (which you might enjoy btw...)
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1900912&msg=1946322#msg1946322

DMT
jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
Credit: jaaan
NMR

Trad climber
Berkeley
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Moon setting over Mont Blanc. I took this one from Chamonix in September.

Moon setting over Mt. Blanc
Moon setting over Mt. Blanc
Credit: NMR
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
NMR, very nice!

From the top of Whitney 19 Sept.
Credit: Reilly

Did I mention it was colder than a loan shark's heart?
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
shot from the livingroom with a 300mm zoom

That is a really great shot Cragman. Have a 10 out of 10.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 16, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Winter climbing in Iceland

Summit plateau, Mt. Esja, Iceland, during the winter
Summit plateau, Mt. Esja, Iceland, during the winter
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
What a bunch of cool photos!
N/@

Trad climber
Dec 16, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
something about the mmoon and the clouds brings out the warewolf.
something about the mmoon and the clouds brings out the warewolf.
Credit: N/@

Thought there would be a really gross ass pix I was let down...........
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 16, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
Jaaan, that amazing photo should be titled:

Belay Me Across The Moon



Dingus--I've checked out Enjoy Life and, like you, love it! Just haven't been there recently...so back I go, to listen to yer man...hi-ho-hi-ho...;-)
Strider

Trad climber
ಠ_ಠ
Dec 16, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
I miss this place...

Credit: Strider

-n
MisterE

climber
Dec 16, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
Then there's this one - photo by Mikey Schaefer:



McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Dec 16, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 16, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
The moon over Niwot, CO, taken from my porch.

Every light in the city below has a story.
Every light in the city below has a story.
Credit: Edge

Moon with chilis
Moon with chilis
Credit: Edge
john hansen

climber
Dec 16, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
Credit: john hansen
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#335574
cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
Credit: cintune
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
The moonrise tonight was amazing. No photos, but it was beautiful.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 16, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
(from tonight) Would have been better right at moonrise, but I missed it.
Credit: ß Î Ø T Ç H
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
try this from last friday (?)
http://halfdome.net/ahwahnee_meadow/2013/ahw_2013_12_13.mp4
look around 4pm (16:00)


today's will be posted up sometime soon...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 16, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
From about 5:30 on...tonight.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
300mm lens.

The times I found and posted earlier were not the correct ones. I was late getting to my spot on the fire escape, so what goes comes back. Sorry if anyone was misinformed.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Dec 16, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
Bridger Jack moonset/sunrise, October 2013
Bridger Jack moonset/sunrise, October 2013
Credit: BrassNuts
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Dec 16, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Some really beautiful shots on this thread

the moon is bright tonight
the moon is bright tonight
Credit: Mike Bolte
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 17, 2013 - 12:24am PT
I remembered to turn around while I was trying to get sunset shots tonight, and caught the moon coming up over the San Gorgonio Ridge.









Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Dec 17, 2013 - 12:50am PT
Credit: Mike Bolte

another view of the moon tonight. Click it and look close - you can see Orion
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Dec 17, 2013 - 12:56am PT
An accidental image of a close call.
Credit: rick sumner
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 17, 2013 - 01:04am PT
Wow chaz noice!

DMT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 17, 2013 - 08:44am PT
Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 17, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Sitting on the beach once in Santa Monica...I watched a big fat crescent Moon decide to compete with the setting Sun. Everybody won that night.

I painted this right then and there...

Lovers Moon
Lovers Moon



Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Dec 17, 2013 - 10:49am PT
whoa L, that is simply fabulous
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Dec 17, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 17, 2013 - 11:08am PT
Beautiful picture, Laura.
Mark, I like the framing of the moon in the Joshua Tree.
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 17, 2013 - 11:21am PT
Thanks Mike and 10b.
I'm missing that Santa Monica moon right now...17 degrees outside and gray.

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Dec 17, 2013 - 11:21am PT
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Dec 17, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Ive posted these before in the other moon hreads...


Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse
Credit: matty




Solar Eclipse 5/20/12
Solar Eclipse 5/20/12
Credit: matty





Moon set with my families cottage.
Moon set with my families cottage.
Credit: matty
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Dec 17, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
Light years off topic but I wanted to share in case somebody else (like me) had not seen it before ... a friend just drew my attention to this stunning infrared view of the Horsehead Nebula, from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope earlier this year.



Larger version and visible-light one for contrast, click on image here:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1307/
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 17, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 17, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Thanks Larry. That's a fabulous website.
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 17, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
What happened Ed?

clockclimb

Trad climber
Orem, Utah
Dec 17, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
I call this the "Eye of Sauron". Cirque of the Towers. Warbonnet is the tower.
Credit: clockclimb

Credit: clockclimb

Credit: clockclimb
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 17, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
Credit: Reilly
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 17, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
Where is the moon in the third photo, clock climb?

Beautiful pics, btw!
clockclimb

Trad climber
Orem, Utah
Dec 17, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
The moon is behind either Warbonnet or the Warrior in the third photo. The photo time stamp shows the photo was taken an hour earlier. I got the angle I wanted by running to the northeast after I saw the moon come up. I only had to go a few hundred yards to effectively "move" the moon down and left. I wish I would have also taken a wide shot with the moon in place but I didn't.


I love the Cragman, Jaaan, and Mr E photos
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 17, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Thanks for the props on the photo I posted....here's another one taken with the same lens...from the livingroom again....of another ridge on Carson Peak....

Credit: Cragman
clockclimb

Trad climber
Orem, Utah
Dec 18, 2013 - 12:59am PT
The deep blue colors really make that shot. Years ago I was driving home from work watching the moon play hide and seek behind the mountains 10 miles in the distance. I was able to watch 7 moonrises during the drive.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2013 - 01:14am PT
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Dec 18, 2013 - 02:19am PT
Moon and Earth
Moon and Earth
Credit: paul roehl

MY GOODNESS WE ARE INSIGNIFICANT.



matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Dec 18, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Credit: matty
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 18, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
MH2

climber
Dec 27, 2013 - 02:04pm PT


Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 27, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Dec 27, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
White Sands, New Mexico
White Sands, New Mexico
Credit: BASE104
MH2

climber
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:48am PT
What is different about this Moon shot?







Moonrise over the Twelfth Apostle, Cape Town, South Africa


http://roryalexanderphotography.com/tag/south-africa/


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:57am PT
Doesn't look blue, though looks are deceiving.

Could it be that they have only green cheddar at the Cheese Shoppe again and this is a Jack cheese moon? Is that the diff?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 09:33pm PT
The new January 2014 moon

New January moon, with Venus in the skies over Livermore 1/2/2014 arou...
New January moon, with Venus in the skies over Livermore 1/2/2014 around 17:15
Credit: Ed Hartouni

attempt at a bit closer shot
the crescent moon, first siting January 1/2/2014 in Livermore
the crescent moon, first siting January 1/2/2014 in Livermore
Credit: Ed Hartouni

tonight was a huge 4% illumination

I've been looking the past few days, yesterday too many clouds, too much atmospheric schmutz and a very thin crescent...

should set around 19:10 (around San Francisco), so go out and get a look...
MH2

climber
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:01pm PT
So delicate-looking and lovely.
craig morris

Trad climber
la
Jan 3, 2014 - 11:10am PT
December 2013
December 2013
Credit: craig morris
MH2

climber
Jan 3, 2014 - 01:00pm PT


for comparison

Moon over Capetown
Carol Botha





Moon over Vancouver

The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 3, 2014 - 01:58pm PT
Credit: The Larry
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 3, 2014 - 08:59pm PT
5.20 pm sunset tonight on English Bay...

Credit: Jim Brennan







mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 3, 2014 - 09:13pm PT
Five o'clock shadow.  5:02, to be exact.
Five o'clock shadow. 5:02, to be exact.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Tiny Nailer's Moon.

See him in the hammock?
MH2

climber
Jan 3, 2014 - 09:28pm PT
There was something in the way, so I had to do it in 2 shots.

Left





Right



moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 3, 2014 - 09:33pm PT
Credit: justthemaid
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 3, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
Credit: TGT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 4, 2014 - 02:28am PT
Awed! Odd...
C'est cheese!
C'est cheese!
Credit: mouse from merced
Or say frommajee.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 4, 2014 - 11:46am PT
Credit: Matt Moore
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jan 7, 2014 - 01:20am PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 7, 2014 - 03:01am PT
Moonset over L.A.









( the lights of the Rose Bowl, lit for tonight's BCS game, are just below the left edge of the moon in the last shot )


Double D

climber
Jan 7, 2014 - 08:44pm PT
Canyon de Chelly
Canyon de Chelly
Credit: Double D
Yak-Chik

Trad climber
Phoenix
Jan 9, 2014 - 02:31am PT
You know its coming. NASA's finest hour.

Stone cold cap-com dudes
(-who think their buds on Appolo 13 Odyssey/Aquarius are going to die- )
bravely talk astronauts thru confused accident procedures in effort to save their lives.

1hr 20 mins+ of icy cool horror. NASA technical gobblygook at its best!

You hear the dread creep into their tone as 13's Command Module dies!
Absolutely NASA's finest hour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWfnY9cRXO4
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 9, 2014 - 02:58am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm relyin' on Ed Hartouni, the land's smartest moon-ologist, to enlighten us as to the moon's phase on the date, January 18 of this here year, of this concert/musical endeavor involving a second act called by the name of Ahwahnichi.

Whaddya say, Ed, old moon?

Is it lunatic? Do you need live chickens to consult an Uphemeris?

I'm inviting anyone who wants to come to join me in celebratting the Tribe of the Ditch, the proceeds of which, go into the britches of RC and his brother.

A good time, next door to a good pub, well, who could ask for more?

A full moon is too crazy for to wish, but Ed knows...don'tcha?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 03:20am PT
92% illumination on 1/18/2014, that's pretty full..

from Dehli (37.48272º N, 120.75017ºW)

Sunset between 17:00 and 17:15

Moon rise
time........bearing....... altitude
19:30......78º............-5º
19:45......80º............-1º
20:00......83º............. 1º
20:15......85º............. 4º
20:30......87º............. 6º
20:45......89º............. 9º
21:00......92º.............12º

the bearings are "true" so if you take a compass, make sure you know the declination (probably nearly 13º, magnetic N is East of true North).
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 9, 2014 - 04:10am PT
Pardon me, Ed. What is a "compass?" Thx. Everything in micro-shell.

You rock like Luna!

the moon-ah

Cheep, too.
Gracias, amigo.
Gracias, amigo.
Credit: mouse from merced
"It all works out."--David Byrne, misquoting Mrs. Declan A. Syhunne, a nineteenth C. Scots wife, whose husband, well, he was "moons trucked," if ya must know, so she said, had a telly-scope, see...

Moosie, can you see me? Hear me? Come. Selene awaits in the hills north of town.
This is a Clair Loon I saw last evening out in the hills north of town...
This is a Clair Loon I saw last evening out in the hills north of town, looking for the absolute closest and highest point around town. It had no mate either. So we made love.
Credit: mouse from merced
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Jan 9, 2014 - 11:56am PT
Wow Chaz...those are some amazing (and slightly creepy) photos of the moon melting over LA. Time to pull out the rebreather...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 11:53pm PT
no problem Mouse...

The Larry's image certainly seems a start to some surreal short story... it begs the question "what happened next?" great image!

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 11, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
Moon over Seattle, Jan11 i.e. over the Seahawks game (composite shot to get moon and clouds exposed.
Credit: Darwin
First shot from my new camera.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 15, 2014 - 10:14pm PT
Bravo, Darwin!

Have fun!
Moon over Mimerced.  Eight million stories here in the naked city unde...
Moon over Mimerced. Eight million stories here in the naked city under the moonlight. 238,900 miles (384,400 km) between the moon and we beings.
Credit: mouse from merced

There is a juxtaposition of the evening star tonight. It's not quite that full, but it's still gorgeous.
Tiniest little pinprick of starlight near the top.
Tiniest little pinprick of starlight near the top.
Credit: mouse from merced
My equipment's limited. This is a toughie by any standard.
The "mooney-money shot," MFM style.
The "mooney-money shot," MFM style.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 22, 2014 - 03:47pm PT
Want a cookie!  Want a cookie!
Want a cookie! Want a cookie!
Credit: mouse from merced
Moon-hungry beasts on Monday night.
Selene, à moitié habillé.
Selene, à moitié habillé.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ce matin.
MH2

climber
Jan 22, 2014 - 07:23pm PT
mouse like cheese

in myth
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 22, 2014 - 07:30pm PT
Best moon shot I've ever seen was taken not far from where I live just a few days ago. It was published on a local blog, by a photographer named David Hutchison. (I'll remove it if asked to).

Moonrise in Seattle. Photo by David Hutchison
Moonrise in Seattle. Photo by David Hutchison
Credit: David Hutchison
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jan 22, 2014 - 08:43pm PT
floyd.
pink floyd.
Credit: Norwegian
MH2

climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
julton

climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 09:16pm PT
Moon over Lembert. Nice!
MH2

climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 10:10pm PT
Moon over Lembert


Well...

it is.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 25, 2014 - 11:38am PT
Credit: Edge

Credit: Edge
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2014 - 10:45pm PT
New moon setting over the Pleasanton Ridge from Livermore January 31st...
New moon setting over the Pleasanton Ridge from Livermore January 31st, 2014
Credit: Ed Hartouni
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 1, 2014 - 09:32pm PT


2-1-2014
ryankelly

Trad climber
el portal
Feb 1, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
awesome...was just enjoying this one out there...
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 1, 2014 - 10:23pm PT
awesome...was just enjoying this one out there...

Us too. Just got back in from standing on the upper deck staring at the fingernail moon on the low western horizon.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 13, 2014 - 02:53pm PT
Moon and evening star.
Moon and evening star.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tight, huh?

Credit: mouse from merced
Pretty.

Sad.

Where are the moon goons hiding?
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Feb 13, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
Moon and Reflection oil on panel
Moon and Reflection oil on panel
Credit: paul roehl


Can I turn in a painting?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 14, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
I thought, to myself, fauxto, soon as I saw it, Paul, and hellyeah!

STunning painting!

I took these last night around 7:30.
Fly falling.
Fly falling.
Credit: mouse from merced
What have we here?
What have we here?
Credit: mouse from merced
You talkin' to me?
You talkin' to me?
Credit: mouse from merced
Yep.  Lookin' at ya, too.
Yep. Lookin' at ya, too.
Credit: mouse from merced
Well, how did THAT become lodged there on my cheek?
Well, how did THAT become lodged there on my cheek?
Credit: mouse from merced
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 15, 2014 - 12:20am PT
Credit: ß Î Ø T Ç H
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:09am PT
Shot from the floor of Yosemite Valley looking up. The black silhouette is Overhang Rock at Glacier Point with little tourist heads at the overlook railing...
Credit: walterflint.com
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:57am PT






Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2014 - 12:16pm PT
really nice shot Walter!
what was the lens? and the other particulars?

weather around these parts has been very limiting so I haven't been shooting the moon lately... I have an idea though!



some suggestions to others: I picked up The Nikon Field Guide by Thom Hogan somewhere along the line... it has some guidelines for shooting that can easily be translated from film to digital...

to shoot the moon start with f11 and 1/125s at ISO 100 the moon is moving across the sky and while its angular velocity isn't quite perceptible to the naked eye, you need a fast exposure to keep it from being blurred. The rule of thumb for the exposure time depends on the lens focal length, keep it fast than 1/lens length(in mm).

You have to know about "full stops" to change things around... usually you fix the speed and work the ISO and the aperture, increasing the ISO and decreasing the aperture... so going up to ISO 200 lets you go to the smaller aperture f16 and put the same light on the sensor.

This is important because the modern digital cameras have limited ranges in aperture and shutter speed.

So if you are shooting at 100 mm zoom, you want to keep your exposure faster than 1/100 s

To do this with a point and shoot is challenging. You can put the camera in "manual mode" and set the ISO, aperture and shutter speed.

Often I can put the camera on the moon and set the exposure by depressing the "shoot" button half way, then composing the shot with those settings. For late night, a tripod is important, though usually you're shooting shutter speeds that aren't so dependent on vibration.

To get Walter's shot you need to pull out all the tricks.

In Walter's shot he had a long lens (I'm guessing) and had to shot with a very fast shutter to prevent the moon's motion from blurring the surface details.

After trial and error you'll have your own set of "rules of thumb" and have a good idea of how to bend those rules.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 15, 2014 - 12:27pm PT
Two practical geniuses and one really good (TJI) climbing photographer telling us how to do the job--Walleye's already GREAT, not "really good."

Like, like, like.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Go forth and multiply.
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Feb 15, 2014 - 01:00pm PT
Thank you for the compliment, Ed.

That image was shot with my Nikon F5 camera using a 500mm f4 P manual focus lense with a TC301 2X teleconverter giving me a focal length of 1000mm. The aperture was f8 (f4 minus 2 stops with the teleconverter). I do not remember the shutter speed, but it was probably around 1/125. I used Fuji Velvia 50 asa slide film and spot metered in manual mode the brightest part of the moon at the bottom right of the orb, and then opened up my exposure 2 full f stops from medium tonality (or 18% gray).

I used a Gitzo 1548 tripod with a Really Right Stuff BH55 ballhead. I also have a custom telescopic clamp that attached to the L bracket of my camera body and then clamps to one of the tripod legs. It minimizes vibration from the camera body hanging so far away from the center of the ballhead. Then, I used the mirror lock-up lever on the camera and an electronic cable release to fire the shutter.

The photo kind of happened by accident as I was in the Ahwahnee meadow photographing Mule Deer. It was getting dark and I was essentially done photographing for the evening. I stopped to converse with the President of DNC's wife for a few moments as she was out walking her dog. I looked up at Glacier Point, and lo-and-behold, there was the moon rising right over it.

This is one of those instances where having your technique absolutely down-pat comes into play as I had to assemble the whole camera-tripod-clamp-rig from scratch as fast as I could to realize this earthly and heavenly convergence. It's actually one of my favorite photos that I have ever taken, and I especially love it because it was shot on film. I really do miss shooting with film for the aspect of needing the skill to meter the scene properly to get the best exposure without the feedback of a histogram.

Re-posting the photo for reference
Credit: walterflint.com
and a daylight version showing all the little tourist heads at the railing
Credit: Walleye
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2014 - 01:07pm PT
I also miss shooting film... but I'm in the process of setting up to process it... myself... so maybe I can relive the agony and the ecstasy! (mitigated by hauling the dSLR along too...)

TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Feb 15, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
Credit: TYeary
TY
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Feb 15, 2014 - 02:31pm PT
The moon on 2/6/14 shot at 1/20th second to keep the iso number low. It's a little blurry. It's much easier to shoot a full moon to keep shutter speed high. This was getting low in the sky also. Shot with Canon SX50SH
Credit: McHale's Navy
Other shots from last year with same camera;
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Feb 15, 2014 - 02:50pm PT






Three planets above a crescent moon


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 16, 2014 - 04:38am PT
So I took advantage of expertise, went out to Moussolini Balcony, and...

Lo! no moon!
Cloud cover at midnight.
Snickers Bar as compensation.
And this fine shot of wisdom and all aglow.
No owls in the vicinity noticed me.
They were absent as the moon.
Athena's Leaning Tower of Merced.  Selene did not see, nor did she car...
Athena's Leaning Tower of Merced. Selene did not see, nor did she care, I'm kinda sure, but then I don't know nothing.
Credit: mouse from merced
The bouldery move to get onto the Moussolini Balcony, minimal hassel 
...
The bouldery move to get onto the Moussolini Balcony, minimal hassel
& blad potential for damaging the camera. Rule one, place it outside with the strap, THEN do the squeeze/pull/hoist/step. Keep yer crotch off the sill, too!
Credit: mouse from merced
The little knurled nut that tightens the rotating handle on the elevation swivel is lost. It backed out, and this necessitates some interesting work with packing tape to hold the weight of the camera and long lens (fully extended 75-300 mm Canon and Canon EOS Rebel T3 with custome Rapala fins) from tipping off the lip.

The tripod is a gift from Ed and it's fine for all I need. I need to send off for that nut to be replaced.

This was very tricky and one had to have been there.

I was there, for once, and I kept the whole thing together, using a piece of webbing to tether the rig, which had one leg on the sill of a window into Vern's penthouse, one on the outside edge of the balcony rail, and one set on the very lip of the inside. Awkward, to say the least.

But worth it, except for the levelness and next time I will not have this Mickey Mouse set-up. Next time it will be a Goofy set-up, you can bet on that.

Again, Walter and Ed, thanks for the beta of experience.

And yes, I forgot to turn off the Manual Setting and that balcony shot is blurred as a result. The Snickers Bar helped, too. I found it all smashed but wrapper intact in the hallway going back to my "studio."
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 06:24pm PT
one trick to keep from pushing the button and thus shaking the camera: use the delayed exposure mode... the one you'd use if you were taking a group shot and you wanted to be in it too...

on a dSLR don't forget to run it in "mirror up" mode, with an electronic trigger timer (or an intervalometer, which is what I use mostly, toggling between "mirror up" and "expose")
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Feb 16, 2014 - 07:27pm PT
Credit: TYeary
TY
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Feb 16, 2014 - 07:46pm PT
Credit: walterflint.com
Credit: walterflint.com
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Feb 16, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
@this just in

How recent are those shots at Shuteye?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 22, 2014 - 05:27am PT
Through the window, fluorescent lighting.
Through the window, fluorescent lighting.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Jiving Board, Tioga Hotel, Merced. Half Dome is done to death, guys. But it never gets too old, either. Nice shots, Beautiful Walter.
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 22, 2014 - 11:26am PT
Those are 4-5 years old.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Feb 24, 2014 - 07:07pm PT
Thanks. I was curious about the lack of snow at that elevation this time of year.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 11, 2014 - 11:25pm PT
got one tonight. Walter, McHale - nice images!

Credit: Mike Bolte
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Mar 12, 2014 - 01:08pm PT
taken during lunar eclipse. 12/10/11
taken during lunar eclipse. 12/10/11
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

thunder mountain
thunder mountain
Credit: i'm gumby dammit
Sagebrusher

Sport climber
Iowa
Mar 12, 2014 - 04:00pm PT
Artist's concept of the 20km high icecliffs on Miranda

Ice cliffs of Miranda
Ice cliffs of Miranda
Credit: Sagebrusher
MH2

climber
Mar 12, 2014 - 08:52pm PT



Hey, it wasn't me. It was that damn, "Is this what you wanted, master?" software.


Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:09am PT
Nothing special about this shot but it was cool to be there. Hiking out of the San Rafael Swell, late today.

julton

climber
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:22am PT
Hand held point & shoot, southern hemisphere

Credit: julton
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 16, 2014 - 10:17am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
All I got.
MH2

climber
Mar 16, 2014 - 10:35am PT
Lovely photo, mouse. Evening Moon or Morning Moon? Seems to be left/right reversed compared to the Moon above yours. Could be a hemisphere thing.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Mar 16, 2014 - 01:39pm PT
First attempts with Canon T3i and an 8" Meade. I need to increase the ISO and shutter speed the moon moves pretty quick. It was a chilly night and my hands were numb so I'll keep practicing.
"Now where are Neal's footprints"....On a good observation night with ...
"Now where are Neal's footprints"....On a good observation night with a 10mm eyepiece I can get down to about 100 yards on the moon.
Credit: mark miller
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 16, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
Last night's moonrise, over the S.Nevada. The rabbit's always looking in the same direction, see. That's Astronomy 101.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Mar 16, 2014 - 06:02pm PT
Hossenfeffer!..yeah. I had to kill a bunny in wilderness training and the only parts they let us have was the bladder to go Phishing. I figured two days of eating ants and dandelions wasn't going to kill me so what the Ph...
MH2

climber
Mar 16, 2014 - 08:39pm PT
The rabbit's always looking in the same direction, see. (mouse from merced)


The same TWO directions.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 22, 2014 - 04:21am PT
12:48 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time.
12:48 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time.
Credit: mouse from merced
The second shot is focused a bit better and the haze is not as thick.
12:53 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time.
12:53 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time.
Credit: mouse from merced
Same old 300mm lens cranked in as close as possible.
A balmy 58 degrees out on the Moussolini Balcony and no wind.
Bonus shot:  Mars, the so-called Red Planet at 10:23 p.m.
Bonus shot: Mars, the so-called Red Planet at 10:23 p.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 11, 2014 - 07:57pm PT
Mouse, remember to take some moon shots next Monday. And I will take some tequila shots ;)

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/moon-day-set-your-clock-blood-moon-eclipse-mars-n78411

"Monday night's marvels are worth staying up late for: Not only will Mars be bigger and brighter than it's been for more than six years, but you'll also be able to see the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years.

Total lunar eclipses occur when Earth is positioned precisely between the sun and the full moon. They don't happen all that often — about twice in the course of three years, on average — because of the tilt of the moon's orbit. But when they do, it can be a spectacular sight: The darkened moon takes on a reddish glow because some sunlight is refracted by Earth's atmosphere."

Andrzej
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2014 - 02:26am PT
my ephemera for the lunar eclipse:

this is for Livermore, CA
times should be PDT
the bearing is "true" in degrees
the altitude is in degrees
the "departure from 180º" is the angular difference between the Earth-Sun line and the Earth-Moon line. The angular diameter of the Earth (from the Moon) is 1.9º and the Moon, 0.5º, so if the departure is less than the sum of these two, 2.4º, the Moon is being eclipsed by the Earth. When this value is minimum is the time of totality.

Have fun! I have to be in Berkeley all day and might not make it back to shoot the moon.

date_time_bearing___altitude_departure from 180º
04/14/14_19:00:00_107.4_ 6.2_2.41
04/14/14_19:15:00_109.8_ 8.9_2.29
04/14/14_19:30:00_112.2_11.5_2.18
04/14/14_19:45:00_114.7_14.1_2.06
04/14/14_20:00:00_117.3_16.7_1.94
04/14/14_20:15:00_120.0_19.2_1.82
04/14/14_20:30:00_122.8_21.6_1.71
04/14/14_20:45:00_125.7_23.9_1.59
04/14/14_21:00:00_128.7_26.2_1.48
04/14/14_21:15:00_131.9_28.3_1.37
04/14/14_21:30:00_135.3_30.4_1.27
04/14/14_21:45:00_138.8_32.3_1.16
04/14/14_22:00:00_142.5_34.1_1.06
04/14/14_22:15:00_146.3_35.8_0.97
04/14/14_22:30:00_150.4_37.2_0.89
04/14/14_22:45:00_154.6_38.5_0.82
04/14/14_23:00:00_159.0_39.6_0.76
04/14/14_23:15:00_163.5_40.5_0.72
04/14/14_23:30:00_168.1_41.2_0.70 ***
04/14/14_23:45:00_172.8_41.6_0.71
04/15/14_ 0:00:00_177.6_41.8_0.74
04/15/14_ 0:15:00_182.4_41.8_0.79
04/15/14_ 0:30:00_187.1_41.5_0.85
04/15/14_ 0:45:00_191.8_41.0_0.93
04/15/14_ 1:00:00_196.4_40.3_1.02
04/15/14_ 1:15:00_200.9_39.3_1.12
04/15/14_ 1:30:00_205.2_38.1_1.22
04/15/14_ 1:45:00_209.3_36.8_1.33
04/15/14_ 2:00:00_213.3_35.3_1.44
04/15/14_ 2:15:00_217.1_33.6_1.55
04/15/14_ 2:30:00_220.7_31.7_1.67
04/15/14_ 2:45:00_224.2_29.8_1.79
04/15/14_ 3:00:00_227.5_27.7_1.91
04/15/14_ 3:15:00_230.6_25.5_2.03
04/15/14_ 3:30:00_233.6_23.2_2.15
04/15/14_ 3:45:00_236.4_20.8_2.28
04/15/14_ 4:00:00_239.1_18.3_2.40
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 14, 2014 - 08:52pm PT
Thank you, one more time, Ed.

I hope you can get back with time left to take some shots.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Apr 14, 2014 - 08:57pm PT
I have to be in Berkeley all day and might not make it back to shoot the moon
I'm sure there'll be a crowd at the Chabot observatory.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Apr 14, 2014 - 10:24pm PT
Set the alarm early last night-I thought the eclipse was Monday morning, not Monday night. D'oh.

Fingers crossed that late tonight/early tomorrow isn't completely cloudy like early this morning was.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 14, 2014 - 10:38pm PT
From San Diego County ..... right now......the Moon is beyond gorgeous. :)
Wish I had a camera to do it justice.
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
Apr 14, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
Ed, you're awesome. Thanks for the info!


The moon on Friday, April 11th...
Credit: Leggs

~peace
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 15, 2014 - 01:57am PT
8:38 p.m.
8:38 p.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
10:38 p.m.
10:38 p.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 15, 2014 - 03:39am PT
No good for me near LA...layer of clouds...just thin enough to see but thick enough to screw up the view
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Apr 15, 2014 - 10:09am PT
Here's my shot of yesterday's blood moon rise. I just grabbed it off my Facebook page with a screenshot for ya, so its not really high quality. But what a visual treat eh?
Credit: micronut


My original is nice quality shot on my Nikon 7D but it's on my home computer.

Amazing shots by the way Mark Miller!
craig morris

Trad climber
la
Apr 15, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
so next time a tripod
worm hole exposed
worm hole exposed
Credit: craig morris
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 6, 2014 - 04:25am PT
New moon, a couple nights ago.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2014 - 10:16pm PT
from the top of Mt. Diablo... the Sierra crest is just barely there... too much haze back east though

Moon rise from Mt. Diablo, May 11, 2014
Moon rise from Mt. Diablo, May 11, 2014
Credit: Ed Hartouni
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
May 12, 2014 - 12:31am PT
From Blake Island, Puget Sound this winter.
Credit: McHale's Navy
crunch

Social climber
CO
May 12, 2014 - 01:59am PT
Credit: crunch

Credit: crunch

Credit: crunch
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 13, 2014 - 11:15pm PT
Crunch's "rock-et" to the moon, stand by for final. Really fine shots!

Tomorrow is the full moon night.

What the haze was like this evening--average.
What the haze was like this evening--average.
Credit: mouse from merced

Best shot I took so far tonight.  @ 7:45.
Best shot I took so far tonight. @ 7:45.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 14, 2014 - 12:02am PT
About 9:00 p.m.
300 mm lens.  Average distance to the lunar mass:  238,855 miles (...
300 mm lens. Average distance to the lunar mass: 238,855 miles (384,400 km).
Credit: mouse from merced
Their, that's bettur.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 14, 2014 - 12:13am PT


Where's Saturn?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 14, 2014 - 12:30am PT
Check the Saturn Thread. Or talk to Uranus. :0)

What is this, a fifth grade science club or a cub scout meeting? We are all serious scientific types here.

Ask Moosedrool.

"Aloha, Andrzej!"
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 14, 2014 - 12:36am PT
Crunch got the inverted exclamation point!
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
May 15, 2014 - 03:08pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Woody the Beaver

Trad climber
Soldier, Idaho
May 15, 2014 - 08:28pm PT
Last night looking east from our place! Photo by my son Jeff Ralph!
Credit: Woody the Beaver
MH2

climber
May 15, 2014 - 11:12pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 3, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
Lunar crescent at 8:23 p.m. tonight.
Lunar crescent at 8:23 p.m. tonight.
Credit: mouse from merced
Just ten minutes ago!
Solar crescent one minute later, 8:24 p.m.
Solar crescent one minute later, 8:24 p.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
It seems like only yesterday...
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jun 4, 2014 - 12:38am PT
Looking toward L.A. - Pasadena









cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Jun 4, 2014 - 01:44am PT
Credit: cintune
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jun 4, 2014 - 04:56am PT
International Space Station



Here's a link to another photo (too big to post). http://legault.perso.sfr.fr/transit_iss_moon_101220_70.jpg

For anyone interested in viewing the ISS or other satellites. Check out http://www.heavens-above.com. It's a great site for knowing what will be were in the sky.

* not my shot.
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Jun 4, 2014 - 07:06am PT
[photo
Jupiter closer up in daylight with four Galilean moons.
Jupiter closer up in daylight with four Galilean moons.
Credit: Bushman
id=360702]
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Jun 4, 2014 - 07:09am PT
Moon and Jupiter in daylight.
Moon and Jupiter in daylight.
Credit: Bushman
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Jun 4, 2014 - 10:46pm PT
Bushman- What are you using to get those cool shots?


Snapped this from my living room couch a few minutes ago. Apparently I'm too lazy to go outside.

Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Jun 5, 2014 - 06:21am PT
130 mm reflector telescope w/iPhone held to yellow lens <br/>
It really is...
130 mm reflector telescope w/iPhone held to yellow lens
It really is cheese
Credit: Bushman
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Jun 5, 2014 - 06:25am PT
Actual green cheese
Actual green cheese
Credit: Bushman
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Jun 5, 2014 - 06:40am PT
[photo
Jupiter and Galilean moons
Jupiter and Galilean moons
Credit: Bushman
id=360917]
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Jun 5, 2014 - 06:42am PT
Credit: Bushman
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Jun 5, 2014 - 06:50am PT
It's no moon, but my favorite shot of Venus.
It's no moon, but my favorite shot of Venus.
Credit: Bushman
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Jun 5, 2014 - 06:58am PT
They came in ships the size of moons. Washington, Moscow, Beijing, Lon...
They came in ships the size of moons. Washington, Moscow, Beijing, London;
they had no contingencies for an invasion of this scale...
Credit: Bushman
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 6, 2014 - 03:20am PT
Last March 2.  Through the window of the YARTS bus.
Last March 2. Through the window of the YARTS bus.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 6, 2014 - 09:51pm PT
Flag of peas, made of green cheese.
Flag of peas, made of green cheese.
Credit: mouse from merced
The moon is made of green cheese,

The star of 'Titanic' was John Cleese,

Canada is slightly smaller than Greece,

Corn is closely related to black-eyed peas,

Honey comes from birds, not bees,

Elephants sometimes climb trees,

Lawrence of Arabia roamed the high seas,

Top lawyers don't charge high fees,

World War Two didn't disturb the peace -

And Susan loves me.
--Alex Nderitu
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jun 7, 2014 - 09:21am PT
"Lunar Rock Chemistry Argued to Reveal How the Moon Formed

Most researchers think that the Moon formed in the very early days of the Solar System, 4.5 billion years ago, when a large protoplanet smashed into the embryonic Earth. Debris from the collision mingled together and then settled into orbit around Earth, where it coalesced into the Moon. If that were the case, however, scientists would expect to see more of the remains of the original impactor in the Moon. The chemistry of Moon rocks would be different from that of Earth rocks.

“The big question was always, why do we not see this difference, why are Earth and the Moon so similar?” says Daniel Herwartz, an isotope geochemist at the University of Cologne in Germany and a member of the study team. The giant impact “is a nice theory that explains a lot of things, but there was this problem”."

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lunar-rock-chemistry-argued-to-reveal-how-the-moon-formed/

My opinion?

Cheddar!

Moostard

Edit: lol, fixed it. Thanks Ed!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 7, 2014 - 09:23am PT
about Apple's iWatch?
or the Moon?

just so you know I'm actually lurking about

Try this link:

http://news.sciencemag.org/chemistry/2014/06/how-did-moon-really-form

a commentary on this article:
Science 344 1146 (2014)
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6188/1146

Identification of the giant impactor Theia in lunar rocks

Daniel Herwartz, Andreas Pack, Bjarne Friedrichs, Addi Bischoff

ABSTRACT
The Moon was probably formed by a catastrophic collision of the proto-Earth with a planetesimal named Theia. Most numerical models of this collision imply a higher portion of Theia in the Moon than in Earth. Because of the isotope heterogeneity among solar system bodies, the isotopic composition of Earth and the Moon should thus be distinct. So far, however, all attempts to identify the isotopic component of Theia in lunar rocks have failed. Our triple oxygen isotope data reveal a 12 ± 3 parts per million difference in Δ17O between Earth and the Moon, which supports the giant impact hypothesis of Moon formation. We also show that enstatite chondrites and Earth have different Δ17O values, and we speculate on an enstatite chondrite–like composition of Theia. The observed small compositional difference could alternatively be explained by a carbonaceous chondrite–dominated late veneer.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 10, 2014 - 01:26am PT
just so you know I'm actually lurking about
HAHAHAHA!

As if I could ever forget the Luna Loon from near Dubloon, who gave me his old tripod...The ThrowPod, I call it, see? I'd like to throw it most times I need to raise the long lens above a certain level. It's held together with brown packing tape, see, and it's difficult to balance.

It calls forth the creative in me because each time I go to crank the lens upwards I need to compensate with the legs to the point the tripod tips over, which is too bad when the moon's up high in its arc.

But it's still truckin', so thanks, Ed.
12:40 a.m. 6-10-14.  A typical moondane shot.  Quotidian to the max.
12:40 a.m. 6-10-14. A typical moondane shot. Quotidian to the max.
Credit: mouse from merced
Planetesimal is almost...septagesimally acceptable, but what would Pluto do?
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Jun 11, 2014 - 11:22am PT
Sunday night from my campsite above Second Lake:

Credit: looks easy from here

Credit: looks easy from here
Floyd Hayes

Trad climber
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Jun 11, 2014 - 01:26pm PT
My wife took these photos of me and a friend climbing at the top of Corrugation Corner.
Credit: Floyd Hayes
Credit: Floyd Hayes
Floyd Hayes

Trad climber
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Jun 11, 2014 - 01:32pm PT
This is my best moon photo.
Moonrise at sunset over Kosrae, Micronesia.
Moonrise at sunset over Kosrae, Micronesia.
Credit: Floyd Hayes
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 12, 2014 - 10:53am PT
1:00 a.m. 6/12
1:00 a.m. 6/12
Credit: mouse from merced
cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Jun 12, 2014 - 06:01pm PT


Live feed from the Canaries and Chile.
Don't know what will happen to the link when it's over.
MisterE

climber
Jun 13, 2014 - 06:58am PT
Bump! Moon-set this morning:

Credit: MisterE
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jun 13, 2014 - 07:59am PT
kayaking back to the car last night on Thermalito Afterbay. My camera was in my dry bag when it first started coming above the horizon. It was huge! By the time I got my point and shoot out, back on shore it didn't look as big but still spectacular.

Someone told me this was the largest full moon in a hundred years.
Moonrise over Thermalito Afterbay, Oroville
Moonrise over Thermalito Afterbay, Oroville
Credit: Timid TopRope



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 13, 2014 - 08:47am PT
@ 1:00 a.m.  *yawn*  Up all night.
@ 1:00 a.m. *yawn* Up all night.
Credit: mouse from merced
It looked big, it did. But it seemed a bit moldy to me, too.
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Jun 13, 2014 - 08:49am PT
nice work everybody!

i have no worthy shots of Frank's daughter.
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jun 13, 2014 - 08:53am PT
Fox news:

"Friday the 13th and a full moon can lead to real fears for some

If you’re a selenophobic— people who fear the moon— or suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia—fear of Friday the 13th— you may not want to leave the house today.

For the first time in nearly a century, there will be a full moon rising on Friday the 13th. And for some, superstitions of these two phenomena are very real.

“In the U.S. there are millions and millions of people who just want to stay home and not take any chances on either one of these – Friday the 13th or a full moon – and here they are both together,” said Mike McKee, a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio."


http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/06/13/full-moon-on-friday-13th-how-this-rare-event-can-affect-people-psychologically/

Mooselunar
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 18, 2014 - 03:41am PT
"Plagioclase feldaspars on-a da moon?!"--Jar-Jar Binks

They're not just in earth rocks any more.

Can lunar rock climbing be far behind?

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/06/16/why-moon-dark-side-has-no-face/

Halved into a quarter.  Now who's crazy?
Halved into a quarter. Now who's crazy?
Credit: mouse from merced
And Mooselunar, you ARE crazy, and, Harding-like, I take off my hat to you.

You are "the bull goose loony" of Taco Town.

Excerpt from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.

http://books.google.com/books?id=wCP2qgXwXdUC&pg=PT25&lpg=PT25&dq=bull+goose+loony+one+flew&source=bl&ots=UDgx3x-VaY&sig=6RrIzP7Phgh-vavSI7VljlxWAeM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=M2mhU66_EJ
Floridaputz

Trad climber
Oakland Park Florida
Jun 18, 2014 - 04:20am PT
Everglades Spider with Moon
Everglades Spider with Moon
Credit: Floridaputz
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 18, 2014 - 06:20am PT
Ron Anderson's gonna love that!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 18, 2014 - 08:02am PT
Eiger Nordwand and a waning moon this morning.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2014 - 08:56am PT
nice shots!

eKat

Trad climber
Jun 18, 2014 - 09:09am PT
Moon over Koocanusa.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#363045

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 18, 2014 - 12:29pm PT
Six a.m. & going down.
Six a.m. & going down.
Credit: mouse from merced

BITD Moon.
The one & only Moonshine Mullins.
The one & only Moonshine Mullins.
Credit: GI
Moon Mullins, created by cartoonist Frank Willard (1893–1958), was a popular American comic strip which had a long run as both a daily and Sunday feature from June 19, 1923 to June 2, 1991. Syndicated by the Chicago Tribune/New York News Syndicate, the strip depicts the lives of diverse lowbrow characters who reside at the Schmaltz (later Plushbottom) boarding house. The central character, Moon (short for Moonshine), is a would-be prizefighter—-perpetually strapped for cash but with a roguish appetite for vice and high living. Moon took a room in the boarding house at 1323 Wump Street in 1924 and never left, staying on for 67 years.
ClimberDave

Trad climber
The LBC, CA
Jun 18, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
Moon North Pal and T bolt
Moon North Pal and T bolt
Credit: ClimberDave
Moon tween North Pal and T-Bolt
Moon tween North Pal and T-Bolt
Credit: ClimberDave

Sunday Morning in the Palisades. Moon between North Pal and Thunderbolt
cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Jun 18, 2014 - 05:51pm PT
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jun 18, 2014 - 06:09pm PT
Friday the 13th Honey moon, at 70mm and 200mm

Credit: snowhazed

Credit: snowhazed
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 19, 2014 - 03:17am PT
Cintune, I could stare at that for hours with the right stuff. Nyze!


Symmetry in Lunar Astronomy

So I woke up, got out of bed,
Thinkin' of this old thread.
Drinkin' from my coffee cup,
"Mmmm...that's good,"
Then I looked up.
And the moon was half full
While my coffee cup was too.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
No persons from the House of Lords were injured during the shooting of these pictures.

There will be another 'Super Moon' on July 14.
altieboo

Social climber
Das Blase
Jun 19, 2014 - 08:03am PT
Blood Moon, April 15, 2014, Boulder, CO.
Blood Moon, April 15, 2014, Boulder, CO.
Credit: altieboo

Blood Moon from earlier this year. Very cool to experience this!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 20, 2014 - 07:01am PT
3:30 a.m.
3:30 a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's gettin' near dawn,
When lights close their tired eyes.
I'll soon be with you my love,
To give you my dawn surprise.
--Cream
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2014 - 09:28pm PT
Livermore sunset
Livermore sunset
Credit: Ed Hartouni

Livermore sunset with crescent moon
Livermore sunset with crescent moon
Credit: Ed Hartouni
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Jun 30, 2014 - 10:43pm PT
Another moon pic:

Moon and Livermore sunset &#40;6/30/14&#41;.
Moon and Livermore sunset (6/30/14).
Credit: BMcC
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jun 30, 2014 - 10:49pm PT
It definitely was a fantastic sunset in the SF bay tonight, too.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jun 30, 2014 - 11:18pm PT
moonrise over the bernese oberland


moonrise over dingboche


moonrise over kalapana
altieboo

Social climber
Das Blase
Jul 1, 2014 - 03:33pm PT
Livermore always did have nice sunsets. Nice shots Ed & Bill!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 5, 2014 - 02:05am PT
Halved into a quarter.  Now who's crazy?
Halved into a quarter. Now who's crazy?
Credit: mouse from merced
Then.
July Fourth.  It's the missing quaarter.  Still Crazy.
July Fourth. It's the missing quaarter. Still Crazy.
Credit: mouse from merced
Now.
July Fourth.
July Fourth.
Credit: mouse from merced
This afternoon.

elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
Jul 5, 2014 - 08:30am PT
Moonrise over "The Ranch" Foresta, CA during my recent stay for the sp...
Moonrise over "The Ranch" Foresta, CA during my recent stay for the spring climbing season in Yosemite.
Credit: elcap-pics
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 5, 2014 - 10:06am PT
Tom is the man. Happy holiday, ECP!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2014 - 09:33pm PT
Ladies' Easy Day.
Ladies' Easy Day.
Credit: va.GI.nuh.com
It's not my photo...
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 7, 2014 - 11:16pm PT
7-7-14




The planet off to the right is Saturn.



I couldn't get a decent photo of Saturn. Using a pair of 25x100mm binoculars, it was obvious - by the rings - which planet I was seeing.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 9, 2014 - 02:02am PT
A new, outof-the-box Realistic brand heavy camcorder tripod was given to me by my buddy GeoLaF, who shared an adventure with me this summer at Bagby.

He said he scored it at a yard sale for two bucks and I could have it for free, as he'd seen the old rig Ed gave me that finally fell apart and it grieved him so to see me workin' so dang hard to get it set up. It was a comedy show, folks.

It's like a dream, but it's real-life.
Tonight or, rather, last night, around ten p.m.  Totally clear skies.
Tonight or, rather, last night, around ten p.m. Totally clear skies.
Credit: mouse from merced
No shimmies and no shakes in the breeze.

This is the theater tower four blocks away, at the same hour.
Where dreams came true on the silver screen.
Where dreams came true on the silver screen.
Credit: mouse from merced

God is good and thanks be.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
The raveled threads of the sleeve of care...chief nourisher in life's feast.

http://time.com/2973469/sleep-less-full-moon/

July is the month of the Full Buck Moon.

Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time. This full moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jul 11, 2014 - 01:12am PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 12, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
I met up on Main St. tonight with a guy named Tim from out of town. He was doing the same as I was, shooting the full moon.

We got to talk a bit just before it began to rise. Tim showed me this app for his phone, Sun Surveyor.
http://www.sunsurveyor.com/
Pretty cool item.

Low on the horizon.
Low on the horizon.
Credit: mouse from merced
Anne Rice, where are you tonight?
Anne Rice, where are you tonight?
Credit: mouse from merced
Nawleans?
Nawleans?
Credit: mouse from merced
Superlunarollagisticextracheesensausage pizza pie.
Superlunarollagisticextracheesensausage pizza pie.
Credit: mouse from merced
Not a UFO but a street light top left.
Not a UFO but a street light top left.
Credit: mouse from merced
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jul 13, 2014 - 08:21am PT
July 2014 at one of the closest perigees of the year.
July 2014 at one of the closest perigees of the year.
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
nice orange glow low on the horizon
nice orange glow low on the horizon
Credit: Mike Bolte
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Jul 14, 2014 - 07:50am PT





Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jul 14, 2014 - 09:33am PT
really like that first one Chewy!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 31, 2014 - 10:47pm PT
Two goddesses, Justica and Selena.
Two goddesses, Justica and Selena.
Credit: mouse from merced
Three goddesses.  Sorry...
Three goddesses. Sorry...
Credit: mouse from merced
Okay, I'll stop now.
Okay, I'll stop now.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 31, 2014 - 10:52pm PT
Nah, this is fun.
Nah, this is fun.
Credit: mouse from merced
Way more fun than sleeping!
Way more fun than sleeping!
Credit: mouse from merced
It's been a good July.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 5, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
Moonrise over Curtis Ridge, Mt Rainier

Credit: Reilly
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 5, 2014 - 11:07pm PT
Sundown, 8/05/14.
Sundown, 8/05/14.
Credit: mouse from merced
A few minutes later.
A few minutes later.
Credit: mouse from merced
Aya K

Trad climber
Boulder, CO!
Aug 6, 2014 - 05:09am PT
Is it a sushi delivery system?????
Is it a sushi delivery system?????
Credit: Aya K
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 9, 2014 - 10:01pm PT
August 8, somewhere over the intermountain west

Credit: Ed Hartouni

Credit: Ed Hartouni

using my iPhone...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 9, 2014 - 11:15pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Aug 10, 2014 - 01:23pm PT
Warm up your cameras folks, tonight is another Super-Moon.

Thanks Mike, we're headed to the same area in just a few minutes. You make some mighty nice photos yourself.
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Aug 10, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
About an hour ago:

August 10, 2014 Balcarce
August 10, 2014 Balcarce
Credit: yanqui
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 10, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
About half an hour ago.  A lot of panic in the streets, too!
About half an hour ago. A lot of panic in the streets, too!
Credit: mouse from merced
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Aug 11, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
Credit: mike m
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 12, 2014 - 10:38am PT
Don't touch me there, Reilly!
Don't touch me there, Reilly!
Credit: mouse from merced
Moon on a wire waiting for the bird in the wings.
Moon on a wire waiting for the bird in the wings.
Credit: mouse from merced
Moon on a wire with ????
Moon on a wire with ????
Credit: mouse from merced
She warned you, Reilly!
She warned you, Reilly!
Credit: mouse from merced
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 12, 2014 - 10:58am PT

Nice photos, all.

Aya, you shudda shot it down!!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 15, 2014 - 03:40am PT
Besides the fact that half of it is missing and it resembles Lembert Dome, what's wrong here?
Taken less than twenty minutes ago, I had to stand on my head to make ...
Taken less than twenty minutes ago, I had to stand on my head to make this shat. Shot.
Credit: mouse from merced
God bless my new tripod!

If anyone was awake to see the moon at its apex tonight, it was nearly straight overhead, seemed like, anyway; and if I had needed to crank the tilt anymore I would have been shortening the back leg till I got it right or it fell backwards. This new rig lets me do all this set-up easily enough, though.

And as Walleye sagely pointed out, the real professional has this set-up by the numbers, quickly and with no second-guessing. Experience is good to have.

Technical question:
Why is there a faint bluish-greenish tint to the border of the moon's image? Is it the focus?

This is a 300mm lens (my only lens as of the other night when I got ripped off) of the older variety, not made especially for digital cameras. It's parameters are for a film camera according to Steve, the YARTS driver, who used to sell this equipment. He claimed that this lens had a larger working range than 300mm, in effect closer to 400mm.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 17, 2014 - 02:20pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
I'll have that three cheese pizza with the green, blue, and "surprise cheese." Please.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 17, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
Color correction by Otto A. Just.
Color correction by Otto A. Just.
Credit: mouse from merced
Thank you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 17, 2014 - 02:27pm PT
Moon madness over Merced.
Moon madness over Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
"I may have gone over the top, there," said the cow after jumping the moon.

The dish and the spoon agreed, of course, they always did; the little dog laughed; and the caravan moved on.

McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Aug 19, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
Here are a couple from last week. An old 256 MB card in the Canon SX50 seemed to get better images that the new mega cards but I could only get a few at a time. 2nd pic below had clouds moving through which gave it some interesting lighting.
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Sketch

Trad climber
Not FortMental
Aug 19, 2014 - 03:48pm PT
Credit: Sketch
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 20, 2014 - 02:59am PT
End of night's deity? Not so. It's a drunken fantasy.
Orion and Crescenta went out and got saturated.  It's not every night ...
Orion and Crescenta went out and got saturated. It's not every night the dish and spoon get hitched AND a cow jumps over the the moon.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lick to enlarge.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
I noticed driving up to Tuolumne on Saturday that the crescent moon at sunrise was in a beautiful near conjunction with Venus and Jupiter and I followed the moon until I lost it to the sky brightness at about 6:29am.

That would have made a very nice image... but I had only to enjoy it, which was ok... but it also got me ready for the new crescent... last night it was too low and only 2% illuminated and not possible to see.

Tonight was a possibility, but I didn't spot it until it was very low, nearly setting... at 6% illumination. Unfortunately I had the wrong lens on my camera, but I had to shot anyway, no time to change...

the new crescent moon setting over the Pleasanton Ridge from Livermore...
the new crescent moon setting over the Pleasanton Ridge from Livermore CA.
Credit: Ed Hartouni

Tomorrow night you should see a beautiful crescent moon, so get ready.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2014 - 09:05pm PT
tonight, at 11% illuminated

Credit: Ed Hartouni
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2014 - 10:56pm PT
18% illuminated with a red sunset on the clouds from the tropical storm

Credit: Ed Hartouni
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Aug 30, 2014 - 07:03am PT
Looking south from the climber’s trail on Jackass Pass, towards Deep L...
Looking south from the climber’s trail on Jackass Pass, towards Deep Lake. Arrowhead lake in foreground. aug 2014
Credit: WyoRockMan
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Aug 30, 2014 - 07:42am PT
Credit: Bushman
Credit: Bushman
Credit: Bushman
Moon happens
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 5, 2014 - 09:00pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Tioga Spire and Half Moon.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 10, 2014 - 01:46am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Sep 10, 2014 - 06:13am PT
Not my pic. Ignore what if says over there &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;
Not my pic. Ignore what if says over there >>>>
Credit: Edge
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Sep 25, 2014 - 10:21pm PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Sep 25, 2014 - 10:40pm PT
Moonrise over Mono
Moonrise over Mono
Credit: Srbphoto
ClimberDave

Trad climber
The LBC, CA
Sep 26, 2014 - 08:13am PT
A few others.....

Moon coming up in Knapsack Pass
Moon coming up in Knapsack Pass
Credit: ClimberDave


And...

Moon over Elinore Lake
Moon over Elinore Lake
Credit: ClimberDave
thebravecowboy

climber
hold on tight boys
Oct 7, 2014 - 05:38pm PT
werewolves of the front range come out, come out, wherever ye are
Credit: thebravecowboy
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 7, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
Lunar eclipse Wed morning starting a little after 2am Pacific time.
I hope I wake up to my alarm in the morning.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 8, 2014 - 01:41am PT
Can't sleep thought I would look at the moon to see if anything is going on yet. Good visibility but no eclipse yet.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 8, 2014 - 02:12am PT
hey there, say, all... thanks for sharing... :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 8, 2014 - 02:54am PT
hey there say, ... wow, i got to see the eclipse now...

it is 5:53 am our time, though out here...was not yet half through, when i did...

may be more by now, :)
can't get a good pic, though, camera just can't do it...
had one, that might have, but had to through it out, :(


but i might try with my other camera, if the batteries are ready, but wow,
it will just be a nice simple one, :)
still, fun, to just SEE it... :)

thanks for the heads up... :)


edit:
say, thebravecowboy...

wow, that is a very very lovely shot! :)
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 8, 2014 - 03:21am PT
The eclipse is in totality as I write this, hence not easily photographed...

Picture 1 is at ~ 30% obscured.

About 30% in umbra.
About 30% in umbra.
Credit: Brokedownclimber

Picture 2 at about 75%.

About 70% "gone."
About 70% "gone."
Credit: Brokedownclimber

Picture 3 at ~ 85% in the umbra.

The exposure control was going bonkers, so this is the last until the ...
The exposure control was going bonkers, so this is the last until the Moon reemerges from the umbra.
Credit: Brokedownclimber
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 8, 2014 - 03:42am PT
Totality is fantastic! The "Blood Moon" hype is, as always, overstated...but it's a very cool time.

Best eclipse conditions I've had in 11 years!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 8, 2014 - 04:04am PT
hey there say, brokedownclimber...

say, great shots... i saw it at this phase, as well... so clear!

say, we were out at the same time, but different time frames, :))


here is mine, i got it just about ... hmmm... 15?? min. ago?



had to add some lighting, though, it was mostly all black... got the t...
had to add some lighting, though, it was mostly all black... got the trees, though, so i could judge how best to do it...
Credit: neebee


here is another color of it, less lit up:


harder to see, this way...
harder to see, this way...
Credit: neebee


oh wow, yes, and it did actually look reddish, by this time...
i was surprised...
:)


edit:
could not get any of the reddish moon, later,
did not show up in camera... was nearly light outside here, too...
it all was just black night color and street lights, though it was dawn...



new note:
say, mouse, i think?? this is the first original,
(oops, is not... it is the second or last pic, i took,
the heart shape of trees is not there, in the same position)
but:
oh my... does this help, a bit, for the setting of the night?
i mean, the ambiance of it all, :)

Credit: neebee


well, hee hee, it looked a lot more exciting, outside,
:))
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 8, 2014 - 04:42am PT
Close up, as in look at her FB page, these two shots are really rendered as paintings.

I really mean it, neebee, these are neat and I LIKE.

Roger, great stuff.

Go Giants, blood moon on the rise.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 8, 2014 - 05:10am PT
hey there say, mouse...


yep and all i DID was adjust the light...

:O


but, that is how they show up...

i hit: auto brightness and that is what happened, otherwise,
the pic was all black and DARK DARK treens, an a hint of moon...
oh my... :O



the second one, i tried to make darker so it might look more real, as to the eye...

:))


sure wish they were clearer... :(
in the past, i have done this and they were pretty clear...

though, perhaps their was moisture in the air, sometimes that makes the light not filter right... i think??




say, just for fun--here is another of the first shots... :)
not sure if it is these two, or not??
will post them in the next post... below...

:)



edit:

ooops, will post it here, as, it did not lighten well,
like the other version,
wow, good thing i took three photos, :)


for some reason, this would not lighten, to show the leaves, :&#40; <br/>
...
for some reason, this would not lighten, to show the leaves, :(
or any cool affects at all,... oh my...
Credit: neebee

edit:
oh my, i reckon this what you call grainy, huh... :)
or, a night time sand storm, :)
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Oct 8, 2014 - 04:59pm PT
I LOVE that first shot of yours, neebee, with the trees in the frame. It's hard to express, exactly, but it really feels like night, ifyaknowhatimean.
MisterT

Trad climber
little gold truck
Oct 8, 2014 - 07:49pm PT
I went out on the tableland to get some pics last night - not a lot of...
I went out on the tableland to get some pics last night - not a lot of sleep and it was cold, but I got some cool pics.
Credit: MisterT

I went out to the tableland last night to take eclipse pics - it was cold and I didn't get much sleep, but I got some cool pics. It is really striking how much darker it gets. (from 1/150th at f8 and 100 iso to .5 sec at f5.6 and 3200 iso or so).
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 9, 2014 - 02:28am PT
hey there say, looks easy from here, say, thanks... i had some others, from years back, and they were like this, but NOT grainy...

sure wish this was not grainy, but i LOVEd the affects, like mouse, said, it can look almost like a painting... in fact...

i painted a painting from one of my moon photos...

will see if i can find it on file...




and say, mr. T... what a great a sequence, of moon shots!
thanks for a share... :)



A PAINTING... of one of  my other moonshots... moon, facing the other ...
A PAINTING... of one of my other moonshots... moon, facing the other way, :)
Credit: neebee
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 9, 2014 - 04:40am PT
NeeBee
inspired the insomniac, had to try
there are more here are two
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
more when the sun and I are up
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 9, 2014 - 05:39am PT
hey there say, wow, there you go, gnome ofthe daibase...

say, THAT is how my other moon shots came out... moon was a lot 'closer looking' at my other house and the trees that framed it allowed FAR more light...

that's it... that's how my many other ones, looks... then, if added
adjust light: then they would turn NEAT shades of green... though a few DID get grainy, but only a few...

thanks for fun share, thanks!
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Oct 9, 2014 - 07:38pm PT
First Creek
First Creek
Credit: Rollover
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 15, 2014 - 03:05am PT
Tonight, the half-moon.
Tonight, the half-moon.
Credit: mouse from merced
Same exposure, but with faint cloud cover drifting through.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2014 - 06:27am PT
This morning's waning moon.
Luna wears a C cup bra.
Luna wears a C cup bra.
Credit: mouse from merced
go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
Oct 18, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
IN CASE YOU DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW THIS LITTLE TIDBIT OF WONDERFUL TRIVIA..............

ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.
HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON,
"THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND," WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS.
BUT, JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC REMARK
"GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY."
MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGHT IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME
RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT.
HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN OR
AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS ..
OVER THE YEARS, MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE
'GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY' STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED.


ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA , WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS
FOLLOWING A SPEECH,
A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE 26-YEAR-OLD QUESTION ABOUT Mr. Gorsky TO ARMSTRONG.


THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED BECAUSE HIS MR. GORSKY HAD JUST DIED,
SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW ANSWER THE QUESTION.


HERE IS THE ANSWER TO "WHO WAS MR. GORSKY":


IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MID-WESTERN TOWN , HE WAS PLAYING BASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD.
HIS FRIEND HIT THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR'S YARD BY THEIR
BEDROOM WINDOW.
HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY.
AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD
MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY, "SEX! YOU WANT SEX?!
YOU'LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON!"
It broke the place up.


NEIL ARMSTRONG'S FAMILY CONFIRMED THAT THIS IS A TRUE STORY.

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