More Plane over the Moon stuff.

Unlike last month’s silhouette image of a jet in front of the moon, tonight’s was taken with the sun still illuminating the plane. DSC_0949

The result was pretty much what I was looking for, but… I like the first one better, as in it, the moon was not ‘reddened’ by the setting sun, making the jet black plane a bit more dramatic. Note the exhaust blurring the lunar edge in the above image. 

Click on (or stretch) for a closer look, and, thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

PAIRS: Gulls, Planes and the Sea of Tranquility

This post contains three photos. Click on any… for a closer look.

I felt that tugging feeling…. that another post was due. So I “captured” these images a little before sunset tonight, Monday, April 27th 2015.

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The plane was about 12,000 feet (3600m) probably heading to Kennedy Airport, NY. The moon was about 240,000 miles (386,000 km.) with the Sea of Tranquility being the darker plain in the center.
Gull landing on neighbors house
Gull landing on a neighbor’s house
Gull heading west with American Flad in foreground
Sea Gull heading west with the American Flag in foreground

🙂 This is my 101st post. 🙂

Thanks for viewing and for your support. As usual comments are always welcome. M 🙂

The Crowded Skies

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“Will you look at that!!!!”

A little before sunset last night, atmospheric conditions were  just right to reveal the many aircraft, likely full of holiday travelers, flying the skies west of coastal New Jersey. 

(This post contains 6 images taken just after 4:30 PM, 12/27/2014)

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Same area, panned to the left….
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Closer look near the horizon…
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Thirty or more separate contrails were visible
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Contrails like these are relatively high altitude

In the original image above, a lower “local,” aircraft is seen left of center, below the parallel contrails. Click to enlarge.

The above image also contains two nuclear power plants – The Sun, (92 mil. miles – 148 mil. km) and the Oyster Creek Generating Station a little closer, in New Jersey!

Thanks for viewing, and as usual comments are always welcome. M 🙂