[Popular STEM] Buck Moon and Lunar Eclipse Photo Challenge
Citizen Science: Post your Buck Moon photos in the comments of this post for a share of the liquid rewards. 100% of liquid rewards from this post will be distributed to the authors of comments.
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July's full moon is known as a Buck Moon because this is the time of year (in the Northern hemisphere) when young male deer get their antlers. It's also known as a Thunder Moon because of the thunder storms that are common for this time of year. This year, the Buck Moon occurs at the same time that America celebrates it's Independence Day holiday, during the night between Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5, with maximum illumination at 12:44 am (US/Eastern time) on July 5.
Here is a video that provides some additional information about the July full moon.
This week-end's Buck Moon will also be accompanied by a partial penumbral eclipse. This means that part of the moon is passing through the faint outer edge of the Earth's shadow. Because the portion of the moon that's passing through the Earth's penumbra is very small, it will be difficult to observe, but it will begin at 11:04 pm on July 4, reach its maximum around 12:30 am, and end at 1:56 am on July 5. (All times in US/Eastern)
For this event, I will use the experimental @penny4thoughts account to distribute 100% of the liquid rewards from this post to the authors of comments that contain photos of the full moon along with a description of the photographic effort. As long as the photo can be recognized, I'm not evaluating the picture quality, but I'll be looking for descriptive text in the comment. For example, you could answer some of these questions:
- Where was the photo taken?
- Date and time?
- Was it before, during, or after the eclipse?
- What challenges were encountered (fireworks, clouds, artificial light, temperature, equipment malfunctions, etc..)?
- Type of camera?
- Amount of magnification (Zoom)?
- Where any other special camera settings or filters used?
- Was the photo edited, and how?
- Besides the moon, what else is visible in the photo?
Of course before/during/after photo sequences would also be cool!