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Re: Once in a Blue Moon

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  • Paul Fretheim
    ... Maybe that s it. But it was pretty constant for the entire minute and a half, or whatever it was, of totality. Paul
    Message 1 of 16 , Jul 30, 2009
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      > There are other reasons for odd-looking moons, notes atmospheric
      > optics expert Les Cowley. "Our eyes have automatic 'white balances'
      > just like digital cameras. Go outdoors from a cosy cabin lit by an
      > oil lamp (yellow light) and the moon will appear blue until your eyes
      > adjust."
      >
      > I wonder whether your eyes were still in "daylight" mode and although
      > the moon "appeared" blue, it actually wasn't so wouldn't record
      > photographically when cameras adjusted (much faster than the eye) for
      > the white balance change?
      >
      > Cheers,
      > KathyW.

      Maybe that's it. But it was pretty constant for the entire minute and
      a half, or whatever it was, of totality.

      Paul
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