풍차 옆에 떠오른 달 (The Windmill’s Moon)

풍차 옆에 떠오른 달 (The Windmill’s Moon)

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Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)

해가 지면서, 떠오른 보름달을 푸에르테벤투라(Fuerteventura)의 카나리아 섬(Canary Island)에서 바라본 모습이다. 지난 1월 4-5일경 밤에 떠오른 보름달은, 동지를 지나 올해 들어 첫 보름달이었다. 물론, 북미에서 1월의 첫번째 보름달은 늑대의 달로 알려져있다. 하지만 여기 바람이 강하게 부는 오래된 풍차 섬의 저녁 노을 위로 뜬 보름달에게는 또다른 이름이 어울린다. 앞의 풍차를 배경으로 폰카로 촬영한 이 장면은, 풍차와 보름달의 실제 크기를 극적으로 함께 보여주고있다.

Explanation: Seen from the Canary Island of Fuerteventura, this bright Full Moon rose at sunset. Reaching its full phase on the night of January 4/5, it was the first Full Moon of the new year and the first to follow December’s solstice. Of course, in North America the first Full Moon of January has been known as the Wolf’s Moon. But this Full Moon, posed in the twilight above an island of strong winds and traditional windmills, suggests another name. The telephoto image, taken at a distance from the foreground windmill, creates the dramatic comparison in apparent size for windmill and Full Moon.

 

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