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Anticrepuscular rays and Full Moon
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The Full Moon occur when the Moon is exactly at the opposite of the Sun. The anticrépuscular rays are those faint dark rays converging at the opposite of the Sun.
So, what can you guess? The Moon isn't Full yet, because it isn't located where those rays converge. In fact, the Full Moon is for the next day, just after noon.
Notice that the Moon is embeded in the Belt of Venus.
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Instrument   27 mm focal length
Exposure & film   1/10 s with digital camera Camedia 5060
Date & place   July 20, 2005, Quimper

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 This picture has been published in
 Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD)
Published as the picture of the day on September 30, 2005 on the Website Earth Science Picture of the Day.
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