Hanging the Moon

April 01, 2011

Photographer: Robert Arn; Robert's website
Summary Author: Robert Arn; Jim Foster

While it has been long known that the rotation of the Earth, combined with the Moon orbiting our blue marble, makes it appear that the Moon rises and sets, some have thought otherwise. As shown above, it looks like evidence is now falling to their side. Rumor has it that the Moon is brought down for repair about one day each month, but no photos support this claim. Thermal infrared film used to view the crane, which was nearly invisible to the unaided eye.

True Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT; Lens: 75.0-300.0 mm; Focal Length: 75mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 0.0010 s (1/1000); ISO equiv: 400; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: Manual; Exposure Mode: Manual; White Balance: Manual; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: Adobe RGB (1998); processed using Photoshop. Photo taken from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus on June 24, 2010 at 7:46 p.m. -- approximately 96 percent of the lunar surface was illuminated.