Due to the moon’s close proximity to us, a wealth of detail can be seen even with a small telescope, or just with a pair of binoculars. This image was taken on March 8, 2012 with a 4-in f/9 refractor and a Canon 450D DSLR, ISO 800, 1/2500 sec exposure. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
First Quarter Moon taken on January 1, 2012, using a 4 inch 4/9 refractor, a Canon 45D DSLR, 1/500 sec exposure, ISO 1600. The moon presents a wealth of details visible even with the modest of equipment. The features visible in this photo typically represents the details that may be resolved even with small-aperture telescopes. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
Waning Crescent Moon rising a few hours before sunrise. Sky-Watcher 4-in f/9 refractor, Kenko NES mount, Canon 450D DSLR,1/800 sec exp, IS0 1600. April 15, 2012. Photo Credit: Anthony Guiller Urbano
While the moon is naturally visible at daytime for approximately 10 days in each lunar cycle, most of us are not accustomed to the idea of seeing the moon during the day. Seeing it for the first time always brings a surprise to the unwary observer, thus, this phenomenon is also called by astronomers as the “surprise moon.” Image taken with a mobile phone camera on April 4, 2012 at around 3 pm looking east. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
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