Ancient Temple and Very Young Moon

June 09, 2009


Photographer: Chris Kotsiopoulos
Summary Author: Chris Kotsiopoulos; Jim Foster

This spectacular photo montage showing different views of the waxing crescent Moon was taken on March 27, 2009 from Athens, Greece. The 2,500 year old Parthenon and the nearly new Moon (just over a day old) made for an irresistible photo pair. Of course, the Moon is several billion years older than the venerated Parthenon. Exceptionally clear skies on this early spring evening allowed me to capture the sliver of a Moon multiple times before it disappeared into the gloaming. The photo is a composition of six stacked shots taken at 2 minute intervals. Note that the Moon is partially hidden by the temple and then reappears just above the horizon.

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