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Hazy Gibbous Moon Glows Over Canada (Photo)

Hazy Gibbous Moon Over Canada
Avid night sky photographer John Chumack took this stunning image of a hazy waning gibbous moon rising over Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada on June 26, 2013. The shot was taken with a Canon Rebel Xsi at Prime Focus of Celestron's 70mm Travel Scope Refractor (400mm FL) mounted on a tripod, 1/2 second exposure, ISO 400. (Image credit: John Chumack | <a href="http://www.galacticimages.com">www.galacticimages.com</a>)

The moon appears through the haze of clouds in this beautiful night sky photo.

Night sky photographer John Chumack took this stunning image of the waning gibbous moon as it rose over Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada on June 26. The shot was taken with a Canon Rebel Xsi at Prime Focus of Celestron's 70mm Travel Scope Refractor (400mm FL) mounted on a tripod, 1/2 second exposure, ISO 400. [The Moon: 10 Surprising Facts]

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The "waning gibbous" phase of the moon refers the transitional phase after the full moon.

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Nina Sen

Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for Space.com. She began writing and producing content for Space.com in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.