The Waning Gibbous Moon

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The Waning Gibbous Moon

Other avalible sizes of this photograph:
1500 x 1800 px

Equipment and other photo info:
Moon picture taken on October 2nd, 2007.
Celestron C10-N f/4,7, Canon 300d, 180x1/320sec @ ISO400
Processing software: RegiStax 4.0, PhotoShop CS2

Object info:
The waning gibbous Moon is just past full and illuminated generally from the left. This phase of the Moon is seen to rise a little while after sunset. The Moon is in this phase for nearly a week between full and third quarter. For a few days or so after Full Moon the waning gibbous Moon appears nearly full and might be mistaken for a full Moon.

More information about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon

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