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Earthshine & Smoking Giant

By: Babak A. Tafreshi

 

Region: Australia and Pacific

Site: Haleakala National Park - USA

Date: August 2015

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The new moon with the Earthshine (Earth illuminated night side of the moon). After sunset the crescent moon stands above colorful twilight horizon from the summit of Haleakala, Hawaii. A towering Cumulus cloud in a bizarre form of a smoking giant forms above the cloud layer. It is a Cumulonimbus, a dense towering vertical cloud associated with thunderstorms and atmospheric instability, forming from water vapor carried by powerful upward air currents. Click the constellation icon above the image for a closer higher contrast view of the scene. Babak Tafreshi, Dreamview.net

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