NASA rewards the Alps once again with a stunning photo of shadows on the Moon and on Gran Paradiso

NASA rewards the Alps once again with a stunning photo of shadows on the Moon and on Gran Paradiso


“Is it really possible for the moon and the mountain to have similar shadows?” That's the question with which NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day website publishes its Picture of the Day Grivolaa peak in the heart with a height of 3969 metres, is part of the Gran Paradiso massif, between Valsavarench and Valle de Cogne, in the heart of the National Park.

The photo was taken by Valle d'Aosta Enzo Massa Micone It was also shared on the NASA-Apod social channels: “A world-class display of one of the most emblematic mountains in Gran Paradiso National Park,” enthused comments from the park.

NASA Image of the Day: The magical rendezvous of Superga and Monviso as the moon sets. Taken by Torino photographer Minato

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The image, as stated on NASA's website, was taken in October 2022. “The sun is located to the right of the scenic foreground and illuminates the right side of moon Similar to how the right side of mountain. This lunar phase is called “quarter” because the illuminated portion visible from Earth represents a quarter of the entire surface of the Moon. Subsequent digital processing of this single exposure gave greater importance to both objects.

They point out that in order to capture the alignment, it was necessary “a Accurate timing Because the Earth rotates once a day.”

The confession comes a few weeks after he was recognized Valerio Minato For his shot that linked Al-Qamar, Monviso and Superga.

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