Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I was looking through some pictures I'd taken out my window the other night, and I noticed something - check out the location of the moon in both pictures:

Taken at 22:03Taken at 22:52
How the heck did it move so far in such a short period of time?

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8 Comments:

Blogger Starman said...

It appears you might have used the zoom control, either purposefully or by accident.

May 31, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Ksam said...

How would using the zoom change the position of the moon, if both pictures were taking from the exact same window?

May 31, 2009 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

Freaky. But also a very beautiful sight.

June 1, 2009 at 2:27 AM  
Blogger wcs said...

We're both moving (earth and moon). Pretty fast. :)

And we really notice the movement more when there is a stationary object "close" by, like the horizon, a tree, or in this case, Eiffel's tower, against which to gauge the relative position of the moon.

And 50 minutes is a long time! Since the moon is "up" for just over 11 hours right now, it moves through 1/11th of the sky in an hour.

June 1, 2009 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Maddy said...

I think the closer to setting the moon (and the sun, too) are, the "faster" they seem to travel. It is because you have "un point de repere" as wcs said....
Like, when the moon rises and seems huge, it is the same size as usual really...

Here in Perth, we watch the moon set into the Indian Ocean... splash (plouf?)

June 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

The moon is in a different place because the pictures were taken 49 minutes apart.

June 1, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Madame K said...

Isn't it obvious that it's the eiffel tower that moved?

June 1, 2009 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Thank you so much Sam ! You don'y how much these photos means to me.
Almost 8 years ago, I gave birth to my daughter and spent 9 days in la maternité. From my room, I had that beautiful view of the Tout Eiffel I told so much my daughter about.
When she'll be back from school this evening, I'll show her your pictures.
Merci merci beaucoup !!

June 4, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

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