Horizontal Moon

Horizontal Moon

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Credit: Universal History Archive/UIG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Horizontal Moon observed when the full Moon is close to the horizon and its shape is distorted by atmospheric refraction. From The Beauty of the Heavens by Charles F Blount (London, 1845). Coloured lithograph.

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Keywords: 1845, astronomy, atmospheric, beauty, blount, charles, coloured, distorted, full, heavens, horizon, horizontal, its, light, lithograph, london, lunar, moon, observed, optics, refraction, science, shape, when

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