Moon over the Lick Observatory.. NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" (Baldridge)

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France/US)

Photographer Rick Baldridge frames Lick Observatory with the Moon.... More of the story at [nbcbayarea]

[Lick Observatory Moonrise]
Image Credit & Copyright: [Rick Baldridge]

APOD.NASA CAPTION: "The lunar disk frames historic Lick Observatory perched on the mountain's 4,200 foot summit. Both observatory and Moon echo the warm color of sunlight (moonlight is reflected sunlight) filtered by a long path through the atmosphere.

Substantial atmospheric refraction contributes the Moon's ragged, green rim. Of course, the March Full Moon is also known as the Full Worm Moon. In the telescopic photo, Lick's 40 inch Nickel Telescope dome is on the left. The large dome on the right houses Lick's Great 36 inch Refractor." []

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