View Full Version : What is wrong with the moon?

Raymond Fries
12-25-2013, 2:26 PM
Any astronomers here?

This is all over facebook. There are people from all over the country that have seen this.

How can the top of the moon be in a shadow?

The picture below was taken by a man in Connecticut

Not sure where the you tube post is from but shows it more clearly.


Any Ideas?

Jim Koepke
12-25-2013, 2:53 PM
I used to notice this all the time driving home from work when working swing shift.

The waning moon rises late and is lit by the pre-morning sun from the east.

Early to bed types seldom see this.


Gordon Eyre
12-25-2013, 3:25 PM
The horizon line of the picture is tilted as evidenced by the light post.

Kevin Bourque
12-26-2013, 3:06 PM
Further evidence of the impending alien invasion.