Two aircraft cross over the waxing gibbous Moon on January 6, 2012. Credit: John Chumack

Fly Me to the Moon — Twice!

Article written: 18 Jan , 2012
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015

Those darn airplanes that leave their contrails and ruin a good astrophoto….except, wait! This one is awesome! From John Chumack’s vantage point earlier this month, two aircraft met up in the sky to fly across the waxing gibbous Moon. John provided a cropped inset to make it easier for all to see the jets. Great capture, John!

John’s details: captured on 01-06-2012 at 17:47pm E.S.T.
Canon Rebel Xsi DSLR & 300mm Lens @ F8, ISO 400,
1/800 second exposure

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6 Responses

  1. Michael Beaty says

    Right place
    Right time.
    Wow indeed

  2. Niki Giada says


  3. taylorcahill says

    Has the FAA seen this? They look illegally close to each other??

  4. Prof. Michael O. Zimmermann Ph says

    what a perfect shot… congrat’s John Chumack, one just has to be patient for a long while…

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