Moon Over Castle Caravaca de la Cruz

February 02, 2014

Castillo luna

Photographer: Alvaro Perez
Summary Authors: Alvaro Perez; Jim Foster

Shown above is the Castle of Caravaca de la Cruz in Murcia, Spain, flanked by the waxing crescent Moon as photographed in early December 13, 2013. This spectacular sanctuary was built by the Moors in the 12th century. Note the earthshine on the non-illuminated portion of the lunar disk. In winter earthshine is usually more noticeable than at other times of the year since the Earth's cloud cover, and snow cover as well, tend to enhance it by reflecting more sunlight to space.

Photo details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D; Lens: EF75-300mm f/4-5.6; Focal Length: 300mm; Aperture: f/8.0; Exposure Time: 4.000 s; ISO equiv: 100; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh.