Categories: Astrophotos

Fly Me to the Moon — Twice!

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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Nancy Atkinson

Nancy has been with Universe Today since 2004, and has published over 6,000 articles on space exploration, astronomy, science and technology. She is the author of two books: "Eight Years to the Moon: the History of the Apollo Missions," (2019) which shares the stories of 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make landing on the Moon possible; and "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos" (2016) tells the stories of those who work on NASA's robotic missions to explore the Solar System and beyond. Follow Nancy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Nancy_A and and Instagram at and https://www.instagram.com/nancyatkinson_ut/

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