Moonrise over Swannanoa Mountains - Photo
before the full moon I was able to photograph the nearly full moon on
Aug. 28, 2004. I then assembled a time-lapse animated sequence by
taking a photo every 20 sec and playing them back with a 0.2 sec delay
between images. This is a speed-up of a factor of 100. Look below to click on animated sequence.
Before you look at the animated sequence (it is rather large at 640
kB), you should predict the path that the rising moon follows.
Pick the path below that you believe is the correct path for the moon
to rise and you will see the animated sequence
Physics Photo of the Week is
published weekly during the academic year on Fridays by the Warren
Wilson College Physics
Department. These photos feature an interesting phenomena in
the world around us. Students, faculty, and others are invited to
submit digital (or film) photographs for publication and
explanation. Atmospheric phenomena are especially welcome.
Please send any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.