Remember the Pan Am passenger plane that flew through space in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well now a photographer named Sebastien Lebrigand has created the same effect without hiring a special effects company. Lebrigand accomplished the feat through the use of a special telephoto lens designed for astrophotography and incredible timing. He has managed to capture amazing images that create the illusion that normal airplanes are flying past the sun and moon. Some of the most jaw-dropping are posted here.
The full Moon closest to the northern autumnal equinox is coming this week. Don’t miss the Harvest Moon.
With plans to have man set foot on the Moon again in 2019 we thought you’d enjoy 10 incredible facts about the moon.
In this engaging scene from planet Earth, the Moon shines through cloudy skies following sunset on the evening of September 8. Despite the fading light, the camera’s long exposure still recorded a colorful, detailed view of a shoreline and western horizon looking toward the island San Gabriel from Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
Extraterrestrial real estate is land on other planets or natural satellites or parts of space that is sold either through organisations or by individuals. Ownership of extraterrestrial real estate is not recognised by any authority. Nevertheless, some private individuals and organisations have claimed ownership of celestial bodies, such as the Moon, and are actively involved in “selling” parts of them through certificates of ownership termed “Lunar deeds”, “Martian deeds” or similar. These “deeds” have no legal standing.
Have you noticed how the full moon looks bigger on the horizon than high overhead? Actually, the two images are exactly the same size — so why do we perceive them differently? Scientists aren’t sure, but there are plenty of intriguing theories. Andrew Vanden Heuvel unravels the details of focus, distance and proportion that contribute to this mystifying optical illusion.