Orion, the Gibbous Moon and Sirius Observed from Southeastern France

February 10, 2016

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Photographer: Carla Brito
Summary Authors: Carla Brito; Jim Foster
The photo above shows the constellation of Orion (at center) accompanied by the nearly full Moon as observed from southeastern France on December 26, 2015. Sirius, the brightest nighttime star visible from Earth, is at bottom center and the constellation just above the Moon is Gemini.
In the foreground, the season's first snow cover coats the hills outside of Grenoble, France. Note also the fog forming in the distant valley (background left).
Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Lens: EF8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM; Focal Length: 15mm; Focus Distance: Infinite; Aperture: ƒ/4.0; Exposure Time: 30.000 s; ISO equiv: 160; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh.