The Moon... It rises and sets
I love sun rises/sets. The moon also rises and sets, most don't even think of it.
The moon rises and sets differ dramatically from the time of the sun. The moon works off the full moon cycle and the set for example may vary an hour or two from the night before.
Camera captures are only a couple of times a month and in foggy SF; only a few times a year. Short winter days allow for more captures.
Now I prefer the moon because you can capture its texture. I start the thread with a few:
The first is a sunset in the afternoon, the second a moonset in the morning both shot to the west of my balcony
The moon , like the sun moves across the horizon during the year.Noisy, but what the hell...
Ressurection: Anyone planning Moon Eclipse Shots?
[URL="http://www.space.com/spacewatch/monday-total-lunar-eclipse-moon-preview-101220.html"][B]Tonight's Lunar Eclipse Comes With a Rare Twist[/B]
A rare event not seen in 372 years will occur early Tuesday morning, when a total lunar eclipse coincides with the winter solstice. While you can't see the solstice, the eclipse promises to be an amazing spectacle.
And if that's not enough, a minor meteor shower is expected to send a few shooting stars through the darkened sky during the height of the eclipse.
Weather permitting, viewers in North and South America, as well as the northern and western parts of Europe, and a small area of northeast Asia should get a great view of the total eclipse of the moon.