Lick Observatory Moonrise Image Credit & Copyright: Rick Baldridge
Explanation: As viewed from a well chosen location at sunset, the gorgeous Full Moon rose behind Mount Hamilton, east of San Jose, California on March 7. The lunar disk frames historic Lick Observatory perched on the mountain’s 4,200 foot summit. Both observatory and Moon echo the warm color of sunlight (moonlight is reflected sunlight) filtered by a long path through the atmosphere. Substantial atmospheric refraction contributes the Moon’s ragged, green rim. Of course, the March Full Moon is also known as the Full Worm Moon. In the telescopic photo, Lick’s 40 inch Nickel Telescope dome is on the left. The large dome on the right houses Lick’s Great 36 inch Refractor.

Lick Observatory Moonrise 
Image Credit & CopyrightRick Baldridge

Explanation: As viewed from a well chosen location at sunset, the gorgeous Full Moon rose behind Mount Hamilton, east of San Jose, California on March 7. The lunar disk frames historic Lick Observatory perched on the mountain’s 4,200 foot summit. Both observatory and Moon echo the warm color of sunlight (moonlight is reflected sunlight) filtered by a long path through the atmosphere. Substantial atmospheric refraction contributes the Moon’s ragged, green rim. Of course, the March Full Moon is also known as the Full Worm Moon. In the telescopic photo, Lick’s 40 inch Nickel Telescope dome is on the left. The large dome on the right houses Lick’s Great 36 inch Refractor.

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    I remember visiting Lick Observatory several times as a kid. This is pretty cool.
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