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Moon with backlit clouds


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Kind of reminds me of some of the Hubble or JWST images. Custom made HDR from ±1 EV bracketed exposures.

  • OM Digital Solutions - OM-5
  • LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II
  • 100.0 mm
  • ƒ/8
  • 1/8 sec
  • Pattern
  • Manual exposure
  • -1.7
  • ISO 800
Is it an reflection or it was the real sky?

It is the real sky, the conditions must be just right for this: a rather dilute layer of clouds, preferably with holes in it, so you can take a shot of the moon through one of those holes.
I don't know why exactly there is a ring of reddish color around the moon. Seems like red light passes through the cloud layer more easily, but then why is the region directly around the moon blue? It can also be observed with the sun in similar circumstances:
  • Panasonic - DMC-GX1
  • LUMIX G VARIO PZ 14-42/F3.5-5.6
  • 28.0 mm
  • ƒ/20
  • 1/1600 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto bracket
  • ISO 160