Friday, April 6, 2018

LUNAR MONTH, LUNAR PHASES Taken by Giorgia Hofer on December 1, 2017 @ Laggio di Cadore, Belluno, Italy

In this composite image I wanted to represent the position and the changing phases of the Moon above the peaks of the Cridola Group, in Italy, during a lunar month, called synodic month.

With an astronomical software I calculated for 27 days the position of the Moon every 1481 minutes (24 hours and 41 minutes), but for the capture of all the lunar phases I spent a whole year because the weather, in my country, is almost always unfavorable. The moons in the waning phase, on the left, were captured in January 2017 while the moons in the growing phase, on the right, between the month of July 2017 and December 2017. To photograph the moon I used a 400mm telephoto lens

Author: Giorgia Hofer

for the landscape Nikon D750, Nikkor 20 mm

Exp. 8 sec, iso 800, f/8.

from Lozzo di Cadore.- Belluno-Italy

for the Moon :Nikon D750, Sigma 120/400 mm


  1. Stunning photography! Why is the moon in the top right a full moon?

    1. the photo is a composition not real photo...thank you for leaving your comment !