With a hint of blue, a French night sky photographer added a touch of artistry to this stunning image of the moon.
Astrophotographer VegaStar Carpentier took this photo from Champagne Ardenne, France on April 30, 2013. She used a Canon EOS1000D camera and a Celestron Astromaster telescope to capture the shot.
In the image, the moon is about to reach the last quarter phase. A last quarter moon often appears about half-illuminated from Earth and rises around midnight. After the last quarter phase, one will see a waning crescent phase in the sky. [Phases of the Moon Explained]
The blue color in the moon was added by the photographer during processing. The popular term Blue Moon isn’t a reference to color but rather to the second of two full moons to occur in the same month.
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