Every second counts. Night photography is all about that, as well as our entire life. If you followed my stories you may remember that last month I had an interesting project under spectacular dark skies of Chile for @luminoxworld new watch series: Atacama. The Swiss-made is #AlwaysVisible at night or deep under water, using the innovative Luminox Light Technology, a self-powered illumination system that utilizes tiny micro gas light tubes to create ultimate visibility. I did not wear any watch for years but this has changed my mind!
In the backdrop of the image find the colorful 4 stars of the Southern Cross, right on the horizon, as well as Alpha Centauri in the center, the closest prominent star to our Solar System at 4 light years away.
A Harvest Moon
Famed in festival, story, and song the best known full moon is the Harvest Moon. For northern hemisphere dwellers that's a traditional name of the closest full moon to the September equinox. In most North America time zones this year's Harvest Moonwill officially rise on Friday, September 13. In fact the same Harvest Moon will rise on September 14 for much of the planet though. Of course the Moon will look almost full in the surrounding days. Regardless of your time zone the Harvest Moon, like any other full moon, will rise just opposite the setting Sun. Near the horizon, the Moon Illusionmight make it appear bigger and brighter to you but this Harvest Moon will be near lunar apogee. That's the closest point in its orbit, making it the most distant, and so the smallest, full moon of the year. On August 15 a wheat field harvested in south central France made this a harvest moon scene too, the full moon shining on with beautiful iridescent clouds at sunset.
Image Copyright: Jean-Francois Graffand