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Cathedral, Mountain, Moon

the Moon rising over a cathedral and a mountain, all three lined up perfectly

Wow, what an incredible shot by Valerio Minato of the triple-alignment of a church, a mountain, and the Moon.

Taken in Piemonte, Italy, the cathedral in the foreground is the Basilica of Superga, the mountain in the middle is Monviso, and, well, you know which moon is in the background. Here, even though the setting Moon was captured in a crescent phase, the exposure was long enough for doubly reflected Earthlight, called the da Vinci glow, to illuminate the entire top of the Moon.

Discussion  1 comment

Eric Goff

Surely the architect had this in mind when they designed the cathedral?

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