Goose Moon

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September 29th, 2018, 09:30 a.m. local time

I would like to say that today’s image was made possible from careful planning and thoughtful execution.  That I studied the migratory paths of North American geese, cross-referenced with this month’s Lunar phases, and examined meteorological reports to calculate the precise time and location.  But the truth is that I simply got lucky.  I was taking a bunch of pictures yesterday morning with camera on tripod and my shutter remote, snapping images when I noticed one of them had a dark streak across it.  I mildly panicked, thinking something smudged the lens!

Taken at 1/500th of a second, and it captures the bird details pretty well, I think.  The Moon isn’t too bad either.

Post-Full Moon Morning

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September 26th, 2018, 07:10 a.m. local time

With the Moon over a day past its latest Full phase, it is easily visible in the West in the hour after Sunrise.  Today offered a clear sky and obvious view as it set towards the horizon.