Yesterday's EPOD from the Southern Hemisphere Perspective

March 11, 2012

Yesterdays epod from the south

Photographer: Luis Argerich; Luis's Web site
Summary Author: Luis Argerich; Jim Foster

The photo above shows the waxing crescent Moon (at right) emerging from behind a cloud. It was taken one day after the photo featured in yesterday's EPOD but the location was a hemisphere away near Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you're observing the crescent Moon from the mid-latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere, its "horns" will face the opposite way as seen from the mid-latitudes of the of the Northern Hemisphere. This also holds for the gibbous phase of the Moon. Since this photo was taken a bit later in the evening than the shot from Colorado, Venus and Mercury have already set. The golden glow on the water's surface is a reflection of lights on the other side of the hill. Photo taken on October 29, 2011.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Focal Length: 50mm; Aperture: f/0.0; Exposure Time: 5.000 s; ISO equiv: 3200; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto); Exposure Mode: Manual; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB; Software: GIMP 2.6.11.