Voyages of a Merchant Mariner and Amateur Astronomer
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Lunation 195: The 12-Day-Old Moon
Today's Moon is seen through a hazy high cloud layer, the precursor to a predicted front due to arrive later in the night. The cloud-cover does little to filter the reflected sunlight from our satellite; the sky is milky-white from horizon to horizon and the stars have gone into hiding--those few that weren't already suppressed by Luna's glare.
I've had to stop-down my lens and adjust the exposure to record the brilliant face of our companion world; as we are now two days from the Full Moon you can be certain that further adjustments will be required over the next few nights!