Photos by Thad V'Soske / Lunar & Solar

The moon and the Sun offer a variety of fascinating photo opportunities. At high-resolution they are each a study in themselves. These two spheres often interact in ways that produce dramatic scenes from vistas around the globe. - Thad

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Total lunar eclipse on 5/15/2003 from along Sunrise Hwy, just north of Mt. Laguna, California. The rugged landscape seen here remains scorched from the intense wildfires of 2002.
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Moon rising in Earth's shadow with the eclipse already in progress
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Moon rising in Earth's shadow with the eclipse already in progress
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Moon rising in Earth's shadow with the eclipse already in progress
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Moon at mid-eclipse
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Moon just after mid-eclipse with 3 stars from the constellation Libra
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Moon towards the end of the eclipse

This is a single-frame, multi-exposure moonrise sequence from 9/21/2002
reflecting off of Sutherland Reservoir near Ramona, California.
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This is a single-frame, time-compressed, multi-exposure solar eclipse
sequence from 6/10/2002 as seen near Santa Ysabel, California. The three images
of the eclipsed Sun were shot 30-min before max (upper left), max eclipse
(middle), and 30-min after max (lower right). At maximum, the moon eclipsed
the Sun by ~74% from this location.
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This is a single-frame, multi-exposure solar eclipse sequence from 6/10/2002
as seen near Santa Ysabel, California. Each exposure of the Sun was
separated by 5 minutes - covering the entire eclipse event.
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First quarter moon as seen from Mt. Laguna, California.

Full moon rising at Cape Cod. Truro, Massachusetts.
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Partial lunar eclipse before sunrise, Mt. Laguna, California.

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